India vs Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal dropped for ODIs, Kusal Perera and Asela Gunaratne return

first_imgTest skipper Dinesh Chandimal, who has been in fine form during the three-match Test series, did not get a place in the ODI team led by Thisara Perera.The visitors will play a three-match ODI series starting on December 10 at Dharamsala.Perera, who takes over the reins from Upul Tharanga, will be without the experienced right-hander, who has made a century and two fifties so far in the Test series in India.Innings break: Sri Lanka bowled out for 373, trail by 163 runs. A Test best for Dinesh Chandimal 164 runs, Angelo Mathews 111, Ashwin 3/90, Ishant 3/98. #INDvSL Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) December 5, 2017However, Kusal Perera and all-rounder Asela Gunaratne have returned to the one-day international squad for the series against India.Perera has not played international cricket since suffering a hamstring injury in this year’s Champions Trophy and Gunaratne was included in the 16-man squad after recovering from thumb surgery in July.Fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep was included after the board preferred not to play him in the ongoing Test series against India to manage his workload.Sri Lanka have lost 21 one-dayers in the calendar year and won only four matches. They face India, led by Rohit Sharma, in the first match on Sunday in Dharamsala.The visitors are also scheduled to play three Twenty20 internationals against India starting on December 20 in Cuttack.Squad: Thisara Perera (C), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Chaturanga de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya De Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachith Pathirana, Kusal Perera.advertisement(With inputs from Reuters)last_img

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