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Dilshan to leave IPL later than expected

Press Trust Of India
May 10, 2011 at 10:49pm IST

Jaipur: Newly appointed Sri Lankan skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan, who was reportedly considering leaving the Indian Premier League on Tuesday to join the England-bound national team, will play in Royal Challenger Bangalore's match against Rajasthan Royals here on Wednesday.

Dilshan was reportedly keen to travel to England early to be there before the first tour game on May 14 to create a bond with the team as some of the senior players are joining late, but RCB captain Daniel Vettori said the Sri Lankan opener would take the field against Rajasthan Royals.

"I thought he is leaving before this match (for Sri Lanka's tour of England later this month) but he would be available for tomorrow's match so any question of replacing him does not arise," Vettori said.

Dilshan to leave IPL later than expected

The newly appointed Sri Lankan captain was considering leaving for England early.

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