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SL vs IND: Ailing Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal to miss out on Galle Test; Rangana Herath to lead side

SL vs IND: Ailing Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal to miss out on Galle Test; Rangana Herath to lead side

It was only earlier this month that Chandimal was announced as the new captain of the Asian nation after former skipper Angelo Mathews stepped down following the team's first ODI series defeat to Zimbabwe. The 27-year-old then, successfully led his side to a comprehensive four-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the one-off Test, at Colombo.

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: Graeme Cremer restricts hosts to 293 for seven on Day1 of lone Test

Sri Lanka trail Zimbabwe by 63 runs in their first innings after the touring side were all out for 356, having resumed the second morning on 344 for eight.

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: Craig Ervine ton lifts visitors out of Test trouble on Day 1

Ervine's career-best effort lifted Zimbabwe from a precarious 70-4 to 344-8 at stumps. Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath took four wickets.

Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka after Angelo Mathews departs

Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka after Angelo Mathews departs

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president Thilanga Sumathipala said the board had accepted Mathews` resignation following a shock one-day series defeat by Zimbabwe, which the all-rounder described as one of the lowest points of his career.

Dinesh Chandimal replaces Angelo Mathews as Sri Lankan cricket captain

Dinesh Chandimal replaces Angelo Mathews as Sri Lankan cricket captain

Mathews had decided to step down following what he described as one of the lowest points in his career. This was the ODI series loss against Zimbabwe. Lowly-ranked Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka 3-2 in the five-match ODI series.

 Arjuna Ranatunga slams Sri Lankan selectors for dropping Dinesh Chandimal

Arjuna Ranatunga slams Sri Lankan selectors for dropping Dinesh Chandimal

As the fourth ODI of the five-match series is being played on Saturday, Chandimal is yet to get a match in the series.

WATCH: AB de Villiers gets wings! Unbelievable catch and a flying direct hit by South Africa captain shock Sri Lanka in CT2017

WATCH: AB de Villiers gets wings! Unbelievable catch and a flying direct hit by South Africa captain shock Sri Lanka in CT2017

Chasing a 300-run target, Lankans were languishing at 171/6 at the end of 34th over.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Dinesh Chandimal's BIZARRE run out proves cricket is not for lazy players — WATCH

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Dinesh Chandimal's BIZARRE run out proves cricket is not for lazy players — WATCH

Cricket is known for strange rules. One of them is, a batsman, even if his body has crossed the line, can still be given run out if the bat was's grounded.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI- Nuwan Kulasekara claims four wickets to lead Sri Lanka to series draw

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI- Nuwan Kulasekara claims four wickets to lead Sri Lanka to series draw

Shakib Al Hasan remained the top scorer with 54 runs while Mehedi Hasan hit 51 -- his maiden ODI fifty.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2nd Test, Day 3: Century by Shakib Al Hasan, fifty by Mosaddek Hossain put hosts under pressure

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2nd Test, Day 3: Century by Shakib Al Hasan, fifty by Mosaddek Hossain put hosts under pressure

Sri Lanka reached 54-0 at stumps on the third day with both openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Upul Tharanga unbeaten on 25 to reduce the gap to 75 overnight

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2nd Test, Day 2: Hosts destroy visitors, still lead by 124 runs

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2nd Test, Day 2: Hosts destroy visitors, still lead by 124 runs

After Herath earned Sri Lanka's first breakthrough, Sandakan then bowled Soumya before finishing the day with 3-65

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Day 1: Gritty Dinesh Chandimal frustrates visitors in their 100th match

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Day 1: Gritty Dinesh Chandimal frustrates visitors in their 100th match

Chandimal, who faced 210 balls and hit four fours in his knock, was given out lbw on 38 off the bowling of left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan but the decision was overturned following a review.

SA vs SL, 2nd ODI: South Africa crush Sri Lanka by 121 runs, take 2-0 lead in five-match series

SA vs SL, 2nd ODI: South Africa crush Sri Lanka by 121 runs, take 2-0 lead in five-match series

Faf du Plessis and David Miller, both hit centuries as South Africa recovered from a poor start and piled up 307 for six.

SA vs SL, 3rd T20I: Sri Lanka beat South Africa by five wickets, claim T20 series 2-1

SA vs SL, 3rd T20I: Sri Lanka beat South Africa by five wickets, claim T20 series 2-1

Angelo Mathews, who played a match-winning innings to level the series in the second match in Johannesburg last Sunday.

2nd ODI: Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews to fly home after twisting ankle

2nd ODI: Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews to fly home after twisting ankle

Mathews hit two sixes in the last over to hand Sri Lanka a series-levelling three-wicket win in Sunday`s match after suffering a 3-0 Test series whitewash to South Africa.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 4: Kagiso Rabada gives Proteas 282-run win

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 4: Kagiso Rabada gives Proteas 282-run win

Kagiso Rabada took three wickets in two overs as South Africa sent Sri Lanka crashing to a 282-run defeat on the fourth day of the second cricket Test at Newlands, here on Thursday.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Proteas need six wickets for victory

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Proteas need six wickets for victory

South Africa have ample time to whittle away the rest of the Sri Lankan batting while the visitors, set 507 runs to win, must survive six more sessions if they are to force a most improbable outcome.

Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga to lead visitors in ODIs

Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga to lead visitors in ODIs

Sri Lanka will take on hosts Zimbabwe in the inaugural ODI of the triangular series on November 14 at Harare.

Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka: Visitors omit injured Dinesh Chandimal for two-Test tour

Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka: Visitors omit injured Dinesh Chandimal for two-Test tour

The first Test begins on October 29 in Harare while the second is scheduled from November 6 at the same venue.

Sri Lanka vs Australia, 2nd T20I: Glenn Maxwell spoils Tillakaratne Dilshan`s farewell; fuels Aussies to series triumph

Sri Lanka vs Australia, 2nd T20I: Glenn Maxwell spoils Tillakaratne Dilshan`s farewell; fuels Aussies to series triumph

The 39-year-old Dilshan, who participated in 87 Tests, 330 ODIs and 80 T20s, was given a standing ovation by a raucous home crowd as he ended his 17-year-long glittering career.