Chandimal to return for second Test
Colombo, Sri Lanka- Dinesh Chandimal is expected to return to lead the Sri Lanka team in the second Test against India at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo next week, after recovering from a bout of pneumonia that kept him out of the first Test in Galle.
Rangana Herath, who suffered an injury to his finger in the first Test, is being closely monitored, ahead of the match which starts from August 3.
"Dinesh should be fit, he actually played this (Sunday) morning and he has batted the last couple of days," Asanka Gurusinha, Sri Lanka's cricket manager and selector, said.
"We have to see how he is going to come up in the next couple of days because his finger is pretty sore," Gurusinha said of Herath's condition. "We will give him till the last minute to make sure that he is fit. The finger is not swollen but it's sore and painful.”
Danushka Gunathilaka, who made his Test debut in Galle, is likely to be left out once Chandimal returns, while Kusal Mendis is expected to return to the No 3 slot.