Mathews limps out of tri-series

Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the rest of the triangular series in Bangladesh with a right hamstring injury.

This injury is a recurrence of the one he sustained in a T20I against South Africa in January 2017.

Mathews took part in Sri Lanka’s first match of the triangular series but missed the second encounter against Bangladesh.

A source from within the Sri Lanka camp is quoted by Cricbuzz as saying: “Angelo [Mathews] is going back tomorrow to do rehab in Sri Lanka. We will then look at when we can bring him back, if he is fit.”


The injury comes as a huge blow to new coach Chandika Hathurusingha who had restored Mathews to the role of skipper upon being appointed.

The coach certainly has his work cut out for him but if his time with Bangladesh is any indication he will soon have Sri Lanka on an upward trajectory.

In recent times Mathews career has been dogged by injury with his return from a hamstring injury delayed when he sustained a calf injury that kept him out of action until the Champions Trophy.

Mathews relinquished the captaincy after a series defeat to Zimbabwe last year and had the misfortune to be injured in another loss to Zimbabwe.