Angelo appointed T20 captain

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Angelo Mathews was appointed Captain of Sri Lanka’s Twenty20 cricket team for one year including the upcoming New Zealand tour, Chairman of Selectors Asantha de Mel said.

Mathews will lead the side in the lone T20 match against New Zealand on October 30 at Pallekele.

The 25-year-old Mathews has been vice-captain since July last year.

Fast bowler Lasith Malinga has been named his deputy, also for a one-year term, Sports Ministry announced today. Meanwhile, sources in the sports ministry, said that both Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara may be rested for the T20 against the Kiwis.
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  • Jay Thursday, 25 October 2012 07:33 PM

    Gooooo Ange & Slinga Goooooo....

    aja Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:45 PM

    Good Choice give him time he will come good he has some good seniors to support him , good luck keep a strong and focus head no matter what . No easy job u will be under te hammer most times ...

    Jay Thursday, 25 October 2012 07:35 PM

    I think it is time for Kuma, Lets see how young guys doing

    BokkenSriLanka Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:37 PM

    Congratulations Angelo!!! U have the opportunity to prove ur haters wrong..

    rizi Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:49 PM

    All the best Ange

    Fusion Thursday, 25 October 2012 03:49 AM

    Congratz Angelo!

    Dammika Thursday, 25 October 2012 03:53 AM

    If someone really understand Cricket will not blame Malinga for losing T20 final. He bowled some good deliveries in that 2 overs he got hammered. For his bad luck and Samuel's good luck things turned up-side down. It was mainly the batting was failed. Usually T20 is batsman's game ... but our bowlers restricted the strong WI for 138 and our batsman couldn't go pass that. At the end team effort was failed.

    Lucky Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:59 PM

    Congradz Angie......all the very best!!!
    You are an amazing all rounder, unfortunately we are yet to see your true potential. Keep it up & take Sri Lanka to the glory!!!!

    Tony Wijeysooriya Thursday, 25 October 2012 04:01 AM

    Congratulations and Gods Blessings be with you and the team. It is sure that when you play as a team victory will be there

    Chaminda Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:55 PM

    He is a good cricketer....But need to know how to get things done by others because that is leadership....

    ANTON Thursday, 25 October 2012 04:15 AM

    WISH YOU ALL THE BEST AND HOPE MALINGA WILL GIVE HIS FULLEST SUPPORT TO YOU.

    Imran Hussein Wednesday, 24 October 2012 01:19 PM

    I know, but its okay, T20 is nothing to do with Cricket in any case.

    ramesh Friday, 26 October 2012 12:19 AM

    Kumar & Mahela rested for T 20? So they are giving Anjelo a raw deal. Show your colors Anji

    lk Wednesday, 24 October 2012 01:32 PM

    ok, congrats. but pls maintain your fitness!

    Lobo Wednesday, 24 October 2012 01:49 PM

    Will be interesting to see how Mahela, Kumar and other seniors will play under him.

    Christopher, J.R. Wednesday, 24 October 2012 01:52 PM

    Congratulations! Trust u will do a good job as a captain n as an all rounder. May god bless u n the team.

    michael Wednesday, 24 October 2012 02:13 PM

    Excellent choice, you've got great leadership qualities. All the best! God Bless

    din Thursday, 25 October 2012 10:16 AM

    hahahaha good one. wonder why so many people took it seriously? 77 dislikes?

    mamath Wednesday, 24 October 2012 02:26 PM

    Your first job would be to get a resolution through for an un-opposed six year term!!

    BokkenSriLanka Wednesday, 24 October 2012 02:28 PM

    They should've apointted Kapu as captain :p

    Leo Thursday, 25 October 2012 10:41 AM

    MY TEAM - KAPU - CAPTAIN. CHAMARA SILVA - VICE CAPTAIN

    Amila Livera Wednesday, 24 October 2012 02:49 PM

    Congratz Anji! Hope you'll play for your country no matter what others say. keep your head down and take us to the victory.

    Kautilya Thursday, 25 October 2012 10:53 AM

    He is not matured enough.Not a good choice

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 25 October 2012 10:54 AM

    yeahh...lot of ppl feared abt De mel choose Kapugedera as Captain....

    Rosh Thursday, 25 October 2012 11:04 AM

    Have you ever heard about Sathasivam? You talk crap cum nonsense mate. Dont bring your petty issues to this kind of public forum. All are Sri Lankans. I simply cant understand what minority you are referring to.

    Irshad Thursday, 25 October 2012 11:22 AM

    Congltz anglo mathew

    NA Thursday, 25 October 2012 11:31 AM

    Are you a Sri Lankan Airlines captain?

    Sorry for the dumb question.

    Aney Machang Thursday, 25 October 2012 11:32 AM

    The choice is good and T20 team should comprise of only under 30 players.

    Sham Wednesday, 24 October 2012 04:46 PM

    First minority captain..........good to see.

    zion Thursday, 25 October 2012 11:42 AM

    I don't think he is capable of leading the team now..

    saman wickramasinghe Thursday, 25 October 2012 12:22 PM

    Otherwise Mahela's Auction bids might come down at IPL

    Bobby Thursday, 25 October 2012 01:51 AM

    No minorities in Srilanka. All Srilankans

    Bagalawathie Thursday, 25 October 2012 02:20 AM

    These people are trying to make everthying a racial issue. The best person gets the job. Besides, how can Angelo belong to a minority ?. We are all Sri Lankans.

    Kamal Thursday, 25 October 2012 03:21 PM

    I agree and fully support Mathews as a captain but Malinga ? Malinga is nothing but a show boat these only focusing on IPL for money

    Musthafa Thursday, 25 October 2012 03:28 PM

    I like Basil Rajapaksha to be the captain.d

    Saman Thursday, 25 October 2012 04:27 PM

    always proud to be a josephian like You.way to go Brother.May Good Lord Bless You to lead Our mother land to Glory.

    Samitha Silva Thursday, 25 October 2012 03:16 AM

    Good. Congrats. Malinga as vice captian. Crazy.

    Kondebandapuchhena Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:13 PM

    Not a good choice

    Premalal Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:07 PM

    Congratulations son. We are sure that you would do a great job. God bless you

    True Sri Lankan Thursday, 25 October 2012 03:29 AM

    Congrats Anji, but Mahela should be in the team for T20 against NL.

    Srilankan Ex Captian Thursday, 25 October 2012 03:34 AM

    No more Interested in cricket!!!!! dnt care who evr becoms d captain

    lal Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:17 PM

    Congratulations and best wishes on your appointment. But please don't play that stroke that had you bowled in the recent T20 final.

    Labby Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:33 PM

    First he must learn to put his head down and bat. Let's hope even as captain he will remember he's playing cricket and not rounders.

    rohitha Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:39 PM

    Malinga Vice Captain - Final Nail had placed on Sri Lankan 2020 Cricket


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