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Injured Mathews ruled out of New Zealand ODIs

31 December 2018 06:54 am - 20     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the upcoming three-match ODI series against New Zealand and is also doubtful for the subsequent two Tests against Australia due to a hamstring injury.

The 31-year-old was forced to retire hurt after picking up the injury during the afternoon session on the fourth day of his side's second Test against New Zealand, which the latter went on to win by huge 423 runs in Christchurch.

Now, the scans have revealed that a grade two strain in his left hamstring, something which will keep him out of action for at least four weeks.

Mathews was earlier dropped from Sri Lanka's limited-overs squad before Lasith Malinga, who was named the side's skipper for the New Zealand tour, decided to pick him for the three ODIs and lone T20I against the Kane Williamson-led side.  

Sri Lanka and New Zealand will lock horns in the ODI series from January 3 at the Bay Oval while they will face Australia in the two-match Test series, beginning January 24 at the Gabba in Brisbane.

  Comments - 20

  • Unchikun Monday, 31 December 2018 09:05 AM

    Was this the joker who did pushups in the middle?

    Ahapun Monday, 31 December 2018 12:18 PM

    Time for him to consider running on all fours!

    lankaboy Monday, 31 December 2018 02:19 PM

    Can he do even a single pushup?

    Saradiel Monday, 31 December 2018 02:19 PM

    Those pushups were too much and unnecessary specially from a respected past captain. Now who has the last laugh?

    Jude Monday, 31 December 2018 09:06 AM

    Dejavu !!!

    Jude Monday, 31 December 2018 09:11 AM

    SL haven't scored more than 400 test runs in an innings since Bangladesh tour in October 2017 !! Nootta good sign and NOT going to win any test matches!!??

    Farzan Monday, 31 December 2018 09:56 AM

    He has more ruled out than ruled in... Time to think of a decent retirement.

    Nalin Monday, 31 December 2018 10:04 AM

    Where is your fitness? Just few matches

    Moda Monday, 31 December 2018 10:16 AM

    Aiyo this bugger! Replace his Hamstring with a Chritmas Ham!

    Francis Monday, 31 December 2018 10:33 AM

    Wasting resources on a useless guy. He gets injured in every other game. Just see the fitness of New Zealand team having scored such a huge number. Let the guy retire and find a young guy to replace. If he has any self respect he should on his own go

    Cutter Ajiya Monday, 31 December 2018 01:22 PM

    His upper body is too heavy for his legs

    Sambo Monday, 31 December 2018 01:30 PM

    Too much 'MILO'

    Shelly Monday, 31 December 2018 01:37 PM

    Can any body tell me , is he entitled to full perks on the tour, after been selected and then injured.?

    Aviator Monday, 31 December 2018 01:46 PM

    This is nothing new is it? He just plays a couple of games and gets ruled out. Hathurusinghe must be laughing behind his back specially after that push up show.

    Mora Monday, 31 December 2018 02:28 PM

    No joke! But Angelo needs to shed a few kilos!! He is heavy on his feet. Doesn't he ever look him self in the mirror and compare himself to fitness players like Kholi, Starc and other international players!!? Or he really must be loving the buth.

    REEZ Monday, 31 December 2018 03:23 PM

    I wish him a early retirement.Very good cricketer - having good potential as a all rounder. But unfortunately have to bow out if he keep on disappointing the country by his injuries in mid series.

    jayantha Monday, 31 December 2018 03:33 PM

    Such a talented cricketer . Absolutely no commitment , and clearly lacks confidence in his own ability . Time to move on chum .

    mohammed Monday, 31 December 2018 11:45 PM

    Such a disgrace to the whole side by his pushups,shame on him.Idiot !

    Bat Tuesday, 01 January 2019 03:58 PM

    Matews show is over!

    Bat Tuesday, 01 January 2019 04:01 PM

    Matews show is over

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