Nidahas Trophy 2018: Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews ruled out of tournament due to hamstring injury

Sri Lanka limited-overs captain Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of next month's tri-nation Twenty20 tournament after failing to recover from a hamstring injury, the country's cricket board said Tuesday.

AFP, February 27, 2018

Colombo: Sri Lanka limited-overs captain Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of next month's tri-nation Twenty20 tournament after failing to recover from a hamstring injury, the country's cricket board said Tuesday.

File image of Angelo Mathews. AP

File image of Angelo Mathews. AP

The hosts will be led by Dinesh Chandimal in the series starting 6 March at Colombo's R Premadasa Stadium. India and Bangladesh are the other two teams.

Sri Lanka Cricket announced a 20-man preliminary squad that will be cropped to 15 on Wednesday.

"Angelo Mathews was not considered for selection as he is still recovering from the injury he suffered during the concluded Tri-Nation Series in Bangladesh," the board said in a release.

Mathews, 30, was in January named as Sri Lanka's captain in the shorter format until the 2019 World Cup.

But the all-rounder has been beset by injuries and has led the side in just a single one-day international, against Zimbabwe in Dhaka last month.

Sri Lanka recently swept their Bangladesh tour, winning both the Test and T20 series, after a come-from-behind win in the tri-series involving Zimbabwe.

Updated Date: Feb 27, 2018





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