Cricket: Chandimal returns to lead against India

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Sri Lanka cricketer Dinesh Chandimal plays a shot during the first day of the third and final Test match between Sri Lanka and Australia at The Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) Ground in Colombo on August 13, 2016. / AFP / ISHARA S.KODIKARA        (Photo credit should read ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lanka on Tuesday named a 16-man squad led by Dinesh Chandimal for the second Test in Colombo against India starting Thursday.

Chandimal has recovered from a bout of pneumonia which forced him to sit out the first Test in Galle. Sri Lanka lost to India by 304 runs.

He was given the top slot last month after Angelo Mathews stepped down following a 3-2 defeat to Zimbabwe in a five-match one-day international series played at home.

Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Angelo Mathews, Upul Tharanga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis, Dananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Malinda Pushpakumara, Lakshan Sandakan and Lahiru Thirimanne. – AFP

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Story first published: 1st August 2017

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