Sri Lankan Captain Dinesh Chandimal dropped from the South Africa tour! As Sri Lanka lost sordidly to the New Zealand and Australia recently under Dinesh Chandimal’s captaincy and his off form is another cause of this decision too.
Dinesh Chandimal’s off form
Dinesh Chandimal got a fifty only from his last 5 test. Though he made a dissent with the selectors. As they wanted the captain on the 5th or 6th at the position he did well. But upgrading himself to the 3rd position aggrieved the selectors as he failed there.
Not only the Sri Lankan Captain Dinesh Chandimal dropped from the South Africa tour but also some heavy name like spinner Dilruan Perera or batsman Roshan de Silva dropped from the South Africa tour.
South Africa Series
As the first test against South Africa will come to light on 13th of February on the Durban. For the reason of off form regular opener, Dinesh Chandimal dropped from the test squad. Opener Dimuth Karunaratne replaced on the captaincy. On the critical crisis of Sri Lankan cricket, the management changes the whole setup for South Africa. Sri Lankan Captain Dinesh Chandimal dropped from the South Africa tour
As the declared team of 17 players have 8 members who hadn’t experiences of playing 5 tests. Though Angelo Perera played t-20 and ODI for Sri Lanka, 22 years old Lasith Ambaldenia, 23 years old Mohammed Siraj and 26 years old Oshada Fernando got chance for the first time.
Injury problem barriers to make a well-balanced team
On the other hand injury, problem disturbed the selectors to find a well-balanced team. Experienced batsman Angelo Mathews also injured and miss from the squad. Striking bowler Suranga Lakmal is on the squad on the belief of he’ll recover by the series as he dropped from the team for injury on the recently ended Australia series. Sri Lankan Captain Dinesh Chandimal dropped from the South Africa tour
The final squad of 17 men
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Niroshan Dickwella, (VC), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Dhananjaya De Silva, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Mohamed Shiraz, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Embuldeniya
Finally,Sri Lankan Captain Dinesh Chandimal dropped from the South Africa tour! That makes an example that well performance is the only way to continue on the placement on the team.