Yahoo7 News Australia – Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal says the team have to put off-field distractions aside if they are to have any chance against Australia

Sri Lanka were working to shrug off a series of injuries and off-field dramas, captain Dinesh Chandimal said Thursday, as they look to avoid a series defeat against Australia.

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  • Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal says the team have to put off-field distractions aside if they are to have any chance against AustraliaSri Lanka were working to shrug off a series of injuries and off-field dramas, captain Dinesh Chandimal said Thursday, as they look to avoid a series defeat against Australia.
  • They now must play the second and last Test in Canberra from Friday without pace duo Lahiru Kumara and Dushmantha Chameera, who have both returned home with injuries.
  • “We have to play positive and we need four bowlers to win a game,” Chandimal told reporters, while holding off naming his team until the toss on Friday.
  • Apart from an ongoing corruption investigation into Sri Lankan cricket by the International Cricket Council, coach Chandika Hathurasingha was stripped of his team selection duties after Brisbane.
  • Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal says the team have to put off-field distractions aside if they are to have any chance against Australia


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