Chandimal becomes youngest Sri Lanka ODI captain

Thursday, 18 July 2013 - 8:37


Dinesh Chandimal will become Sri Lanka's youngest ever ODI captain, at 23, after being handed the reins for the first two matches against South Africa in Colombo.

 Regular captain Angelo Mathews was unavailable after earning a two-match suspension for an over-rate offence in the West Indies tri-nation series.

Lahiru Thirimanne was named vice-captain.

Middle-order batsman Jehan Mubarak earned a recall, four years after his last international appearance.