Thursday, July 18, 2013

Chandimal set to become youngest Sri Lankan captain

Promising top-order batsman Dinesh Chandimal is situate to become the youngest man to captain Sri Lanka in One-Day Internationals when he guides the side beside South Africa in the first ODI at R. Premadasa Stadium on Saturday.

Chandimal, who has previously headed the country in T-20 cricket, will be 23 years and 243 days old when he directs the country in the first ODI. He will be flouting the proof seized by one more Anandian, country’s adored World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga, who led the side when he was 24 years and 333 days old, in an ODI against India in 1988.

Lahiru Thirimanne has been named as Chandimal’s assistant for the initial two ODIs.

The requirement to sign up a new captain arose after regular captain Angelo Mathews was suspended for two ODIs due to preserving slow over rates in the tri-nation competition in the West Indies.

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