Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka’s Check captain, won’t be part of the island nation’s Asia Cup 2018 marketing campaign as he has did not recuperate from a damaged finger.Chandimal had sustained a finger damage throughout the SLC T20 League 2018 final Tuesday and a latest evaluation revealed that his damage had not but sufficiently healed.
Wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella will exchange Chandimal within the 16-man squad.
The damage will little doubt be an enormous blow for Sri Lanka because the skilled batsman has scored over 3000 runs in ODI cricket at a mean of 32.69.
Nonetheless, his ODI type in 2018 has been shaky as he has scored simply 139 runs in 5 matches and has did not convey up even a single half-century.
Dickwella’s ODI common is nearly the identical as Chandimal’s, however the wicketkeeper has a strike charge of 90.45 in comparison with Chandimal’s 66.82, making him a extra attacking possibility for Sri Lanka.
The Asia Cup was to be Chandimal’s first ODI match since making a comeback after serving ICC’s ban for ball-tampering.
He final featured in an ODI for Sri Lanka in January this 12 months, in opposition to Bangladesh in Dhaka.
Sri Lanka, who’re a part of Group B within the Asia Cup with Bangladesh and Afghanistan, tackle Bangladesh for his or her first sport on September 15.
First Printed: September 10, 2018, 5:35 PM IST