Sri Lanka’s star batsman Mahela Jayawardena and 20 year old right handed batsman Dinesh Chandimal are set to be sent to Bangladesh for the IDEA cup triangular tournament as cover for injured Tillekeratne Dilshan and Chamara Silva.
Jayawardena’s inclusion will be subjected to a fitness test as he originally missed the tour due to an injury. Chandimal, who represents NCC has an impressive 1st class average of 52.00 and is known for his aggressive style of play. He also keeps wickets regularly for his club NCC. Chandimal’s inclusion will depend upon the medical report of Dilshan, which will determine whether he can play any further part in the tournament.
The two players are expected to join the National squad tomorrow morning subjected to fitness and Sports Ministry ratification. However, Dilshan’s recovery period will only be assessed once medical reports are obtained during mid day today.