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Sri Lanka names Dilshan new skipper

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka’s cricket authorities on Monday named all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan as captain for the upcoming tour of England.
Dilshan will lead the side in all three formats of the game — Tests, one-day internationals and Twenty20s — on the tour, which starts in May, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.
The 34-year-old replaces Kumar Sangakkara, who stepped down after Sri Lanka lost the World Cup final to India earlier this month.
The five-member national selection panel headed by Duleep Mendis, a former Sri Lanka skipper, did not name a vice-captain.
“The prospective candidates are nursing injuries and their availability for the forthcoming tour is still in question,” the statement said.
All-rounder Angelo Mathews, 23, has been tipped to be vice-captain, but he is nursing a side strain suffered during the World Cup semi-final.



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