Chandi­mal to re­turn for sec­ond Test

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

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.

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