Tillakaratne Dilshan is light on his feet and heavy with his strokes. The mercurial opener can also pick the length early and play the ball late. Simply put, he innovates and creates.
Now, he will have to display vision, tactical nous and man-management skills as well. The 34-year-old was on Monday appointed the captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team for the tour of England from May. Sri Lanka will play three Tests, a one-off Twenty20 international and five ODIs in Ol’ Blighty.
Dilshan takes over from the accomplished Kumar Sangakkara, who led Sri Lanka to the ICC ODI World Cup final. After the setback against India in the summit clash, Sangakkara abdicated captaincy. And the strategically brilliant Mahela Jayawardene gave up vice-captaincy.
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