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England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 4th day

Chandimal helps SL reclaim their identity

May 30, 2016: With his effervescent character and homespun technique, Dinesh Chandimal embodies something of the island spirit - as well as the fight his team had lost

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Chester-le-Street

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 4th day

Chandimal makes England work for victory

May 30, 2016:

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England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Sri Lanka's batsmen find their fight

May 29, 2016: Barring extraordinary events, Sri Lanka are still going to lose the second Test - and potentially by an innings - but they were not, to borrow one of Angelo Mathews' words, humiliated on the third day as they made England work hard for their successes in

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Chandimal insists Sri Lanka still have belief

May 22, 2016: Despite a year in which Sri Lanka have lost 11 of 14 completed T20s and now been defeated inside three days in a Test, "one or two wins" could reverse fortunes, Dinesh Chandimal said

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley

Daunting challenge for Sri Lanka to repeat 2014 heist

May 17, 2016: Two years ago, when these sides last met, Sri Lanka were the buoyant side and England struggling. This time the roles are reversed and it will be a significant surprise if the result isn't as well

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, World T20 2016, Group 1, Delhi

Sri Lanka bank on spinners against England

Mar 25, 2016: Sri Lanka's batting has been brittle, and they're missing their finisher with the ball, but T20 wits, they hope, will be enough to put them into the semi-final as they face off against England

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Delhi

World T20 2016

Mathews hopes SL's seniors will step up

Mar 16, 2016: Angelo Mathews has said that he trusts makeshift opener Dinesh Chandimal and new addition Lahiru Thirimanne to set the tone at the top of Sri Lanka's innings

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2015-16

Chandimal to stand in for injured Malinga in NZ T20s

Dec 29, 2015: Dinesh Chandimal will stand-in as captain for the injured Lasith Malinga for the two T20s in New Zealand in January

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Sri Lanka

Tough freshman year

Dec 29, 2015: Losing matches from a point of certain victory was a theme for the young team, but there's some good talent there

Andrew Fidel Fernando

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hamilton, 1st day

Chandimal's baila sets Sri Lanka's tone

Dec 18, 2015: Dinesh Chandimal only made 47, but his approach helped divert the course of the first day's play, and helped bend the New Zealand bowling a little out of shape

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Hamilton

NZ v SL, 1st Test, Dunedin, 2nd day

Sri Lanka's delightfully drab day

Dec 11, 2015: For a team used to frequent collapses from its brittle batting line-up, a partnership of 122 in 48.5 overs between Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal was a pleasantly surprising display of restraint

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dunedin

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Herath restores Sri Lanka dominance

Oct 15, 2015: Rangana Herath bowled Sri Lanka back into the dominant position achieved by their top order and squandered somewhat by a collapse that cost them their last seven wickets for 59 runs

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Chandimal extends purple patch

Oct 14, 2015: Statistical highlights from the first day's play of the first Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies in Galle

Shiva Jayaraman

Why Chandimal's innings was rare and freakish

Sep 11, 2015: When a team has nothing left to lose, batsmen can take undue risks. Some get lucky, some for longer than others

Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day

Ishant, Chandimal handed one-match bans

Sep 1, 2015: Ishant Sharma and Dinesh Chandimal have been handed one-match suspensions for their behaviour in the SSC Test

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Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day

Ishant, Prasad, Chandimal and Thirimanne charged by ICC

Sep 1, 2015: Ishant Sharma Dhammika Prasad, Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne have been charged by the ICC for their roles in several angry exchanges during the fourth day of the SSC Test

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Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Chandimal's anarchic mayhem lifts Sri Lanka

Aug 14, 2015: There were clunking buses, trumpeting trains and screeching political speeches in Galle, but Dinesh Chandimal unleashed his own brand of reverse-slapping pandemonium

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2015

Five uncapped players in SL squad for Pakistan T20s

Jul 23, 2015: Sri Lanka have picked five uncapped players - Binura Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Jeffrey Vandersay, Shehan Jayasuriya and Dhananjaya D'Silva - in their Twenty20 squad for the forthcoming two-match series against Pakistan

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World Cup 2015: 2015

Chandimal ruled out of World Cup

Mar 10, 2015: Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of the World Cup due to the hamstring strain he suffered in Sunday's match against Australia

Andrew Fidel Fernando

World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka waiting and watching on Chandimal

Mar 9, 2015: Dinesh Chandimal will be monitored for 48 hours before a firm decision is taken on his further participation in the World Cup

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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