Allrounder Thisara Perera have been appointed to captain the Sri Lanka team in the next two games in the ongoing Hero Nidahas Trophy, following the ICC’s decision to suspend Captain Dinesh Chandimal for two games for an over-rate offence.
Earlier in the day, Dinesh Chandimal was suspended for next two matches for Nidahas Trophy for slow over rates in yesterday’s match.
Thisara captained Sri Lanka during the T20 series against India in December last year.
Sri Lanka lost the match by five wickets against Bangladesh on Saturday, even after posting a mammoth total of 214, as Mushfiqur Rahim played a memorable innings to help his team to get a famous victory.
Sri Lanka to play India at R. Premadasa on Monday.