Dinesh Chandimal returns to Sri Lanka squad ahead of second Test

Dinesh Chandimal missed the first Test in Galle
Dinesh Chandimal missed the first Test in Galle
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Sri Lanka have received a much needed boost ahead of the second Test against India in Colombo with the return of skipper Dinesh Chandimal.

The 27-year-old missed the first game in Galle after he was diagnosed with pneumonia but his presence was dearly missed as Sri Lanka succumbed to a massive 304 run defeat.

Chandimal joined the squad two days ago and will take over the reins from Rangana Herath, who captained the side in Galle.

The news was confirmed by Sri Lanka team manager Asanka Gurusinha.

"Chandimal looks fine for the second Test. He started training two days ago. I spent some time with him today and he has checked in to the team hotel," Gurusinha told to Cricbuzz.

"We will still monitor him and work with doctors. But the main thing is that Chandimal is happy and we will see how it goes and then make a call. But all in all he should be fine."

Herath, who himself suffered an injury while bowling in the second innings of the game is expected to be fit for the second Test that begins on 3rd August at Sinhalese Sports Club.

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