If you are a fan of the Sri Lankan cricket team and expecting all the big players to go out there and claim the Asian title this time around, we might have some important news for you.
Sri Lanka Test captain Dinesh Chandimal will not be able to take part in his country’s Asia Cup campaign after he failed to recover from a finger injury sustained during the SLC T20 League 2018.
The official Twitter account of Sri Lanka Cricket gave this not-so-happy news to the fans and said Chandimal “will need more recovery time”.
He will be replaced by wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella at the six-nation Asia Cup tournament which opens in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on September 15.
The Lankan team will begin their Asia Cup campaign with a match against Bangladesh on September 15, before taking on Afghanistan on September 17.
Sri Lanka squad: Angelo Mathews ( c ), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilika, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Dhanajaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dilruwan Perera, Amila Aponso, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera and Lasith Malinga.