Chandimal hospitalized; captaincy replaced by Rangana Herath

Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal(2L) hugs Rangana Herath(L) after Herath dismissed Zimbabwe batsman Hamilton Masakadza during the first day of the only Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe at R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium,in the capital city, Colombo, Sri Lanka on Friday 14 th July 2017 (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Sri Lanka Cricket today (21) confirmed that Test Captain Dinesh Chandimal has been hospitalised following a diagnosis of Pneumonia this morning.

The newly appointed captain, who led his side to a historic Test victory, chasing the highest ever total on Asian soil earlier this week contracted a viral influenza that has been dogging the Sri Lankan team over the past few weeks and was recommended a rest period of 3-5 days yesterday, but was hospitalised this morning when increased symptoms showed a development of Pneumonia.

Chandimal will miss the 1st Test against India in Galle on the 26th – 30th July, and in his absence the team will be led by veteran Spin master Rangana Herath.

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