Lakmal front-runner to lead Sri Lanka in third Test against WI

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Seamer Suranga Lakmal has emerged as the front-runner to lead Sri Lanka in case captain Dinesh Chandimal is suspended for the third and final Test match against West Indies that gets underway on Saturday in Barbados. Lakmal (31) and veteran Rangana Herath (40) were among the choices to lead the...

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Assuming long ban for Dinesh, and considering injury prone Lakmal who should be given rest with rotation, Dikka is more suitable to captain this game before SA series. For the same reason, debutant, Asitha should be included. Use batsmen (Roshen & Udawatta & DanaSilva) who already faced Gabriel. Dasun for Dinesh replacement. Dikka (c) and KM (vc). Batting line: Opens with Dana Silva & Udawatta, 3) Roshen, 4) KM, 5) Dikka, 6) Danushka, 7) Dasun, 8) Akila. Pacers: 9) Kumara 10) Rajitha 11) Asitha. Supporting bowlers Akila, Dasun, Danushka, DanaSilva, KM.

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