Sri Lanka name Dilshan captain for Australia series

Tillakarante Dilshan led Sri Lanka on their recent tour to England AFP

Colombo: Jul 21, 2011

Sri Lanka on Thursday appointed Tillakaratne Dilshan as skipper for Australia’s visit next month, but did not name a deputy.

Dilshan will lead in the three Tests, five ODIs and two Twenty20 games, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement. The first game is a T20 clash on August 6.

The squad for the Test matches was not announced, but on Wednesday evening SLC issued the names of 20 players who will be in a squad for the ODIs and the T20 games.