Sri Lanka cricket team made this 32 year old player the new test captain

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This player will replace Dimuth Karunaratne in Lankan test team

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Sri Lanka cricket team has made a big change in the test team. Let us tell you that the team has handed over the command of its Test team to 32-year-old Dhananjaya de Silva. Let us tell you that this information has been given by Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Selector Upul Tharanga, who will be the 18th player to lead Sri Lanka in Test cricket. Apart from this, let us tell you that he will replace Dimuth Karunaratne in the team.

It is noteworthy that Karunaratne captained the Sri Lankan cricket team in 30 matches, in which the team had to win 12, lose 12 and draw 6 matches. So, the historic victory under the captaincy of Karunaratne came in the year 2019, when the team won the Test series in South Africa. With this, Sri Lanka became the first Asian team to achieve this feat in South Africa.

Apart from this, after Karunaratne was made the captain, his game improved, and the environment of the team was also excellent. Dimuth scored at an average of 49.86 during his captaincy, which was much higher than his Test career average of 40.93. Well, now it will be worth watching how Dhananjay de Silva, who replaced Dimuth, is going to perform after getting the captaincy.

A look at Dhananjay de Silva’s test career

So if we tell you about the Test career of Dhananjay de Silva, since his debut against Australia in 2016, he has played 51 Test matches for Sri Lanka, in which he has scored a total of 3301 runs at an average of 38.84. Apart from this, he has also taken 34 wickets in his name.

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