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Sri Lanka v India, 3rd ODI, Pallekele

Chandimal fractures thumb, ruled out of India series

Aug 27, 2017: Dinesh Chandimal's involvement in the remainder of the India series is in doubt due to a hairline fracture he sustained after being hit on the right thumb while batting in Pallekele

Andrew Fidel Fernando

India in Sri Lanka 2017

SL bring Chandimal, Thirimanne in place of Gunathilaka, Tharanga

Aug 25, 2017: The two batsmen have been brought in for the remainder of the ODI series after Danushka Gunathilaka was ruled out due to a shoulder injury and Upul Tharanga was suspended for two matches

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

'Worst series loss of my career' - Chandimal

Aug 14, 2017: Not once could Sri Lanka push a Test match to the fifth day and the new captain Dinesh Chandimal felt quite badly about that

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele

Chandimal banks on Kumara, Fernando to fill void

Aug 11, 2017: The Sri Lanka captain has pinned his hopes on the inexperienced quicks to deliver in the absence of injured seniors Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

Expected our spinners to make bigger impact - Chandimal

Aug 6, 2017: The Sri Lanka captain said his team discussed "using the sweep and reverse sweep shots heavily" in the second innings, and went on to execute that plan well

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC

Our batsmen need to identify what risks to take - Chandimal

Aug 2, 2017: And with left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara with a shot to make his Test debut, the Sri Lanka captain said he was looking forward to the partnership with the other veteran left-armer Rangana Herath

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

India in Sri Lanka 2017

Chandimal likely to return for second Test, Herath being monitored

Jul 30, 2017: Rangana Herath, however, is still being monitored after a finger injury in Galle, according to manager Asanka Gurusinha

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

India in Sri Lanka 2017-18

Chandimal ruled out of Galle Test

Jul 21, 2017: The 27-year old has been diagnosed with pneumonia; Rangana Herath likely to lead

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Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, Colombo, 5th day

Dickwella asked me to keep talking to him - Gunaratne

Jul 18, 2017: Asela Gunaratne was the go-to man on Tuesday - for Niroshan Dickwella, with whom he put on 121, and for captain Dinesh Chandimal

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, Colombo

'Goal is No. 1, but can't do that in a year' - Chandimal

Jul 13, 2017: Sri Lanka's new Test captain Dinesh Chandimal's objective is to take a languishing Sri Lanka side to the top of the rankings, but insisted on patience in their climb

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Chandimal to lead SL in Tests, Tharanga in shorter formats

Jul 12, 2017: Dinesh Chandimal has been named Sri Lanka's new Test captain, after Angelo Mathews stepped down from the role in all formats on Tuesday

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka 2017

Chandimal left out for first two Zimbabwe ODIs

Jun 27, 2017: The squad includes 19-year-old allrounder Wanidu Hasaranga, while Akila Dananjaya, Lahiru Madushanka and Dushmantha Chameera have been recalled

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Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Colombo (SSC)

Run out rule change in focus, again

Apr 1, 2017: For the second time in three days, a batsman has been given out despite the bulk of his body having crossed the plane of the crease

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st ODI, Dambulla

'Transition' period no longer an excuse - Chandimal

Mar 25, 2017: Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal said the team can no longer keep blaming losses on being in a transition period following the retirement of key players since the 2015 World Cup

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, 2016-17

Good in Galle, great in Colombo

Mar 21, 2017: Our correspondent tucks into the joys Sri Lanka offers, and is on hand for an epic win for his team

Mohammad Isam

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

When Colombo hosted a clinic in incompetence

Mar 16, 2017: The final hour of play on the second day was a hilarious mixture of errors that took away from an otherwise competitive match

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Colombo, 1st day

Boy racer Chandimal steers clear of trouble

Mar 15, 2017: The booming cover drive was packed away as Dinesh Chandimal buckled up for the safety-first innings Sri Lanka needed

Andrew Fidel Fernando at P Sara Oval

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle

Can Kusal, Dhananjaya build on early promise?

Mar 6, 2017: Sri Lanka's history is replete with several batsmen falling by the wayside after promising starts. In it are valuable lessons for two promising batsmen from the current crop

Andrew Fidel Fernando

SL Board President's XI v Bangladesh, Moratuwa, 2nd day

Chandimal finds form with 190 in warm-up

Mar 3, 2017: Dinesh Chandimal struck an unbeaten 190 off 253 balls in a drawn two-day game between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka Cricket President's XI in Moratuwa

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

'Chandimal should go back to club cricket' - Jayasuriya

Feb 11, 2017: Dinesh Chandimal has been advised to go and work on his game in club cricket by Sri Lanka's chief selector, Sanath Jayasuriya

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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