Cricket

Tri-nation series: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews could miss out on match against Bangladesh due to injury

  • AFP
  • January 18th, 2018
  • 17:41:01 IST

Dhaka: Skipper Angelo Mathews is doubtful for Sri Lanka's second one-day international in the tri-nation tournament in Bangladesh after the allrounder sustained a suspected injury on Thursday.

Mathews, who was in action during Sri Lanka's opening loss to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, was under observation ahead of the crucial game against the hosts on Friday.

"I think he had hurt his hamstring. We are not sure if it's hamstring or cramping and (we're) waiting for the specialist's verdict," batting coach Thilan Samaraweera told reporters in Dhaka.

File image of Angelo Mathews. AP

File image of Angelo Mathews. AP

Middle-order batsman Dinesh Chandimal is expected to lead the side if Mathews is ruled out.

Mathews, who returned as the team's limited-overs captain ahead of the tri-series, made a valiant 42 before the islanders went down to Zimbabwe by 12 runs.

It was Sri Lanka's fourth defeat against the southern African side in the last six matches. The struggling team won only five of their 29 50-over matches in 2017.

In a bid to re-build the Sri Lankan team ahead of the 2019 World Cup in England, the islanders have appointed former opener Chandika Hathurusingha as head coach.

"We had a bad year last year but now under Chandika we are trying to step up as a different team. We hope we can change the situation this year," said Samaraweera.

Updated Date: January 18, 2018 17:41:01 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Highlights, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2nd Test, Day 3 in Pallekele, Full Cricket Score: Hosts 17/2 at stumps, lead by 259
First Cricket News

Highlights, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2nd Test, Day 3 in Pallekele, Full Cricket Score: Hosts 17/2 at stumps, lead by 259

Follow live score and commentary from Day 3 of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Bangaldesh.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Praveen Jayawickrama shines on debut with six-for, hosts in driver’s seat on Day 3 of 2nd Test
First Cricket News

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Praveen Jayawickrama shines on debut with six-for, hosts in driver’s seat on Day 3 of 2nd Test

The 22-year-old's six for 92 bettered Upul Chandana's record of six for 179 in 1999 when he won his first cap against Pakistan in Dhaka.

Highlights, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Day 5 at Pallekele: Hosts clinch victory by 209 runs
First Cricket News

Highlights, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Day 5 at Pallekele: Hosts clinch victory by 209 runs

Catch the live scores and updates from the second Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh here