Sri Lanka names Dilshan new skipper

Sri Lanka’s cricket authorities on Monday named big-hitting all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan as captain for the upcoming tour of England.

Dilshan will lead the side in all three formats of the game — Tests, one-day internationals and Twenty20s — on the tour, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.

The 34-year-old, renowned for an over-the-head scoop shot dubbed the “Dilscoop”, replaces Kumar Sangakkara, who stepped down after Sri Lanka lost the World Cup final to India earlier this month.