19 Apr 2011

Sri Lanka names Dilshan new skipper

5:38 am on 19 April 2011

Sri Lanka's cricket authorities have named all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan as captain for the tour of England.

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

The 34-year-old replaces Kumar Sangakkara, who stepped down after Sri Lanka lost the World Cup final to India earlier this month.