Dinesh Chandimal has been appointed Sri Lanka’s new Test captain, while Upul Tharanga has been handed ODI and T20I captaincy on Wednesday (July 12), after Angelo Mathews stepped down from the position across formats following Sri Lanka’s shock series defeat to Zimbabwe.
“Now there are candidates to take over, and I’m sure they will be more successful than me. I also wanted to give my successor time to build a team for the 2019 World Cup.”
Chandimal thanked Mathews and made a plea for the outgoing skipper to continue essaying a crucial role in the team for years to come.
“I’m very thankful to the job that Angie [Mathews] has done for us. Captaincy is not an easy job. He’s a match-winner for us, and I have huge hopes that he will continue to be one in the coming years as well,” Chandimal said.