Sri Lanka ODI skipper Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of next week's Nidahas Trophy tri-nation series owing to an injury. In Mathews' absence, Test captain Dinesh Chandimal is expected to lead the charge in the tri-nation series featuring Bangladesh and India, as per the reports in ESPNcricinfo. Chandimal had earlier led the side to series wins in Bangladesh in ODIs and T20Is.
Mathews, on the other hand, has been continually troubled by injuries and has played just one game since being re-named as Sri Lanka's limited-overs captain in January.
According to reports, the 30-year-old was under rehabilitation in Colombo to get fit, but sustained a calf injury during training ahead of the tri-series.
Mathews has missed 60% in the international fixtures. Since late 2016, he has been absent in eight out of 18 Tests, 24 of 40 ODIs, and 14 of 19 T20s. The 30-year old has had a series of injuries on his lower body since January last year. He returned home early from a tour of South Africa after a hurting his calf. He missed the series against Australia and Bangladesh in 2017 before making a comeback during Champions Trophy.
The 2018 Nidahas Trophy is scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka from March 6.
(With Agency Inputs)