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Angelo Mathews is back to lead Sri Lanka in ODIs, T20Is

Mathews will take the reigns of the team in the upcoming tri-nation One Day International tournament in Bangladesh.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: January 09, 2018 15:20 IST ]
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Angelo Mathews in action during a cricket match

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Tuesday re-appointed experienced all-rounder Angelo Mathews as the limited-overs captain of the national team. Mathews will take the reigns of the team in the upcoming tri-nation One Day International tournament in Bangladesh.

"Sri Lanka Cricket's National Selection Panel has appointed Angelo Mathews as the White-Ball Captain of the National team on a long term basis," the SLC said in a statement.

"In the meantime, Dinesh Chandimal will continue to be the Captain of the Test Team," it added.

Rookie pacer Shehan Madushanka was also included in the 16-member squad, which is announced on Tuesay.

Squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Shehan Madushanka, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Wanindu Hasaranga.

(With IANS inputs)

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Group A

  • Teams Matches Wins Losses Points NRR
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