Asia Cup 2018: Niroshan Dickwella replaces injured Dinesh Chandimal in Sri Lanka’s ODI squad
Niroshan Dickwella could slot in for Sri Lanka on Wednesday. @AFP

Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of the 2018 Asia Cup, to be held in the UAE from September 15-28, with Niroshan Dickwella named as his replacement.

A hairline fracture sustained during a domestic T20 match last week had put Chandimal’s participation in doubt, and on Monday a Sri Lanka Cricket press release confirmed that he was ruled out as he needs more time to recover.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Dickwella, already on the list of stand-by players, has been named as Chandimal’s replacement in Sri Lanka’s squad for the Asia Cup.

Sri Lanka, who are pooled in Group B of the Asia Cup with Bangladesh and Afghanistan, play heir first match versus Bangladesh on September 15.