Niroshan Dickwella replaces Chandimal in Test squad


Dinesh Chandimal has been withdrawn from the Sri Lanka squad and replaced with uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella, who was flown in from England ahead of the second Test against South Africa.


Dickwella was on Sri Lanka A's ongoing tour of England, but will now be available for the SSC Test, while Chandimal will be sent to replace him in the A side.


Dickwella did not train with the team on Tuesday, having just arrived from London, but will join the team for practice on the eve of the match, today.


Chandimal has kept wicket in the last two Tests, after Prasanna Jayawardene sustained a broken finger, but while his keeping has been tidy, he has not produced consistent runs.