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Angelo Mathews

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Basnahira North, Sri Lankan Board XI, Colts Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Young Sri Lanka, Kolkata, Sri Lanka Under-19, Pune, Basnahira, Combined Provinces, Nagenahira Nagas, Basnahira Greens, Brothers Union
Roles played:
Skipper-Test,ODI | Ex Skipper-T20 | AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
14
Bowling:
0
Batting:
28
Bowling:
16
Batting:
47
Bowling:
23
Home country:
Sri Lanka
Born:
June 02, 1987, Colombo

Profile

Angelo Mathews is one of the most promising all-rounders Sri Lanka has produced in recent times. A genuine middle-order batsman, he is also more than a handy bowler along with being a livewire in the field.

An integral part of the Sri Lankan youth side since his debut in 2003. Mathews was handed the reins in 2005 for the tour to England. His unbeaten 123 in a losing cause in the third Test was much appreciated and with good performances in a triangular series involving England and Bangladesh, he soon made a name for himself. He debuted for Colts Cricket Club in the 2007-08 season. After an ordinary first season he came into his own in the second, scoring 696 runs at an average of 58 and was one of the stars on Sri Lanka A's tour of South Africa.

Mathews made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2008. Although he struggled to take wickets in his first few matches, he performed well with the bat slamming a fifty in only his third ODI. He made his Test debut against Pakistan in 2009. Since then he has been a regular fixture in ODIs and is also making his presence felt in Tests.

Mathews is blessed with an excellent temperament and is also a good analyser of game situations. Despite his pace being only in the mid 130 kilometre mark, he keeps it tight and can also swing the ball under helpful conditions. In 2013, Mathews was handed ODI as well as Test captaincy, following Mahela Jayawardena's stepping down after their tour of Australia. Later that year, he was appointed captain of the IPL franchise Pune Warrriors for the tournament's sixth season.


Fast Facts

  • In November 2010, Angelo Mathews was named 'Personality of the Year' by Living Magazine in Sri Lanka.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 38 62 2308 12 46.16 47.46 2 14 157*
ODI 121 99 2565 30 37.17 83.65 0 19 80*
T20 53 39 661 13 25.42 119.31 0 2 58
IPL 35 30 548 8 24.90 123.42 0 1 65*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 38 44 1932 993 14 2/60 / 70.92 3.08 0 0 0 9
ODI 121 98 3468 2602 73 6/20 / 35.64 4.50 1 1 0 44
T20 53 43 729 823 30 3/16 / 27.43 6.77 0 0 0 9
IPL 35 32 581 777 20 4/19 / 38.85 8.02 1 0 0 10
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 20 0 4
ODI 31 0 5
T20 16 0 5
IPL 12 0 2
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 7 3 1 0 3 42.86
ODI 32 18 12 0 2 56.25
T20 4 2 1 0 1 50
IPL 5 1 4 0 0 20

Career

Span:
Test:
2009-2014
 
ODI:
2008-2014
 
T20:
2009-2014
 
IPL:
2009-2013
Test
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Galle International Stadium, Galle - Jul 04, 2009
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong - Feb 04, 2014
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Nov 28, 2008
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Mar 08, 2014
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Australia at Trent Bridge, Nottingham - Jun 08, 2009
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs India at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Apr 06, 2014
IPL
Debut:
Kolkata Vs Bangalore at SuperSport Park, Centurion - May 12, 2009
Last played:
Pune Vs Delhi at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune - May 19, 2013
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