'Future as skipper in doubt'

A Shahid Afridi-inspired Pakistan edged out Sri Lanka by 26 runs on Sunday to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series. The fifth and final match is in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old Dilshan, who took over as captain after Sri Lanka’s runners-up finish in World Cup in April this year, said he doesn’t know whether he would be retained for next month’s tour of South Africa.

“I don’t know what their (Sri Lankan selectors) views are but I was appointed captain until the South Africa series so I didn’t think (about being sacked) but after the South Africa tour let’s see how it goes from there,” said Dilshan.

Sri Lanka play three Tests and five one-day matches on the tour of South Africa and many believe Dilshan could lose his job.

“As a captain I can’t do anything to change the players’ game. As a team unit we have to take responsibility. As captain, I am disappointed to lose and we need to sit down and think where we can start again before the South Africa series,” said Dilshan.

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