Mathews appointed as ODI, T20 captain

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Angelo Mathews has been appointed as the ODI and T20 captain of the Sri Lanka national team, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced short while ago.

SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala officially announced the decision at a press briefing being held in Colombo.

The Sri Lanka Cricket Selection committee has decided to appoint Mathews as the captain following a discussion held with newly appointed head coach Chandika Hathurusinghe.

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  • MattA Tuesday, 09 January 2018 12:00 PM

    Why appoint a injury prone player who can hardly get thru a full tour?!

    RM Tuesday, 09 January 2018 03:12 PM

    Remember Mathews does not come into the team as a bowler but as a batsmen and he has the highest batting average in 2017 even missing a few matches.

    Huna Tuesday, 09 January 2018 09:42 PM

    He has the highest average because he played selfish cricket while others played for the win

    RDF Tuesday, 09 January 2018 12:38 PM

    This is a retrograde step. Disheartning for the future aspirants.

    Saman Tuesday, 09 January 2018 12:47 PM

    Mathews was a negative captain but Sri Lanka has no other options. Chandimal needs to show that he is ODI material again. Now its up to Hathurusinghe to make the team and captain better.

    Hassanda Tuesday, 09 January 2018 02:01 PM

    Its a good move by SLC to give Mathews To lead the shorter format He will definitely prove himself and bring goodResults to SLC

    BC Tuesday, 09 January 2018 03:08 PM

    Excellent choice.If you go through the 2017 performance statistics no one could come even close to Mathews.

    Citizen Tuesday, 09 January 2018 06:17 PM

    Good Choice, we expect the team to rebound again. BTW, for god sake drop Chandi putha.. SLC have given enough and more opportunity to prove his cricketing skills.

    Gayan Tuesday, 09 January 2018 09:37 PM

    Yes we are yet to lose to Afghanistan.

    Roman Wednesday, 10 January 2018 09:58 AM

    Typical book-cricketer mentality!

    Jamrs Tuesday, 09 January 2018 09:39 PM

    So Angie boy has the final laugh. When he resigned all the armchair cricket pandits where rejoicing. Now barely a year gone by, he is considered the best to lead the team in the shorter formats. Shame on you SLC.

    Angie boy Wednesday, 10 January 2018 09:45 AM

    so true, heh heh

    Huna Wednesday, 10 January 2018 11:53 AM

    Hopefully, it wont be the Zimbabweans who will have the last laugh

    cricket fan Wednesday, 10 January 2018 02:34 PM

    This is a bad choice. He is a one who play for him not for the country. During his tenure we lose all our performance and team spirit. He has never been a winning team player. Bad luck for Sri Lankan cricket


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