Rangana Herath to Captain Sri Lanka against Bangladesh

Sunday, 26 February 2017 - 8:13

Sri Lanka Captain Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the Test series against Bangladesh as the hamstring injury that has ailed him continues to pose problems.

Rangana Herath will take over the Captaincy reigns.

The first Test starts in Galle on the 7th of March, before the action moves to the P Sara Oval, on the 15.

A Sri Lanka Cricket release said Mathews was "likely" to be available for the ODI and T20 series that follow the Tests.