Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal Ruled Out of Asia Cup with Fractured Finger

Dinesh Chandimal. (ICC)






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



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