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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day

Assertion sparks Sri Lanka's Chandimal reign

Oct 10, 2017: Against Zimbabwe and India, Sri Lanka had not begun to respond to their new leader. But Dinesh Chandimal put a stamp on his outfit with bold leadership against Pakistan

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai

'Sri Lanka are not going to play for a draw' - Chandimal

Oct 6, 2017: The captain also said the onus was on the fast-bowlers to make the best use of the slightly more seamer-friendly conditions a day-night Test offers

Osman Samiuddin in Dubai

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day

'Want Herath throughout my career' - Chandimal

Oct 2, 2017: Sri Lanka captain "over the moon" after pulling off Abu Dhabi heist

Osman Samiuddin in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

Nine hours of captain Chandimal

Sep 29, 2017: This wasn't a madcap dash like his 169-ball 162 in Galle two years ago. It was, instead, a quiet epic, the innings of an extravagantly gifted batsman adapting to leadership

Osman Samiuddin in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

Dinesh Chandimal: nine hundreds, six bail-outs

Sep 29, 2017: Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal is building a reputation as a batsman who can make Test hundreds to rescue his team

Shiva Jayaraman

Sri Lanka news

ICC launches corruption probe in Sri Lanka

Sep 23, 2017: The ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit has launched an investigation even as the players, including captains Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharanga, urged SLC to probe the 'baseless allegations' reportedly made by former selector Pramodaya Wickremasinghe

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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
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