Chandimal Set To Miss The First Test Against India

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| July 21 , 2017 , 13:04 IST

Dinesh Chandimal the newly appointed captain of the Sri Lankan Cricket Team has been ruled out of the first test match against India. Herath, who captained Sri Lanka in four Tests in the 2016-17 season, is likely to lead the side in Galle, in Chandimal's absence.

"We were actually only told late last night - the blood Test came a bit late. He's got pneumonia," Asanka Gurusinha, Sri Lanka's cricket manager, said of Chandimal on Friday. "He was admitted to hospital this morning at 9 am and he's definitely out of the first Test.

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"The doctors have advised us this morning to say: 'Finish the first Test' and they'll advise us afterwards. If they tell us he needs another week to recover, that's it. We can't do anything."

"Most probably the captain is going to be Rangana because for now it's just one Test, and he has done the job before," Gurusinha said. "But we haven't worked everything out. We will sit down and do that this afternoon."

Asela Gunaratne, who had experienced tightness in the hamstring during the Zimbabwe Test, is likely to be available for the match. "He's good - we got the green light from the physio this morning, but we'll still have to put him through his paces over the next few days," Gurusinha said. "Asela is a very resilient guy. Very tough."