Mathews named Lanka's Test, ODI captain; Chandimal T20 skipper

New chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya mixes youth with experience ahead of series against Bangladesh.

updated: February 14, 2013 17:00 IST
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Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews has been thrust upon the responsibility of leading the Test as well as the ODI side against Bangladesh in the home series next month.

Dinesh Chandimal has been named Mathews' deputy in Tests and one-dayers, while the young wicket-keeper batsman has been announced as the skipper of the Twenty20 side.

The appointments, made by Sri Lanka Cricket's national selectors on Thursday, will be for a period of one year, starting February 14, 2013 and definitely aimed at the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

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