The right-handed batsman then led Sri Lanka to a win in the one-off test against the same opposition."Chandimal was down with flu and was taken to the hospital this morning," a Sri Lanka Cricket spokesman told Reuters.The first test against Virat Kohli-led India starts on Wednesday at Galle."We were actually only told late last night - the blood test came a bit late.
He's got pneumonia," Asanka Gurusinha, Sri Lanka's cricket manager, was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo."He was admitted to hospital this morning at 9 AM (local time), and he's definitely out of the first test." Sri Lanka have limited-overs captain Upul Tharanga in the side while spin spearhead Rangana Herath has also lead the side last year in the absence of Mathews.