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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, Delhi, Sri Lanka Under-19, Pune, Basnahira, Combined Provinces, Nagenahira Nagas, Basnahira Greens, Brothers Union, Western Troopers
Roles played:
Skipper-Test,ODI,T20 | AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
8
Bowling:
63
Batting:
22
Bowling:
40
Batting:
44
Bowling:
39
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 57 99 4054 17 49.43 49.71 7 23 160
ODI 169 140 4067 38 39.87 85.10 1 28 139*
T20 65 51 976 17 28.70 120.49 0 4 81*
IPL 46 40 692 11 23.86 126.27 0 1 65*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 57 69 3276 1518 30 4/44 / 50.60 2.78 1 0 0 15
ODI 169 138 4633 3581 102 6/20 / 35.10 4.63 1 1 0 75
T20 65 51 871 966 34 3/16 / 28.41 6.65 0 0 0 14
IPL 46 42 761 1023 27 4/19 / 37.88 8.06 1 0 0 15
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 38 0 7
ODI 39 0 11
T20 21 0 6
IPL 17 0 2
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 26 10 11 0 5 38.46
ODI 80 41 35 0 4 51.25
T20 9 3 5 0 1 33.33
IPL 5 1 4 0 0 20

Career

Span:
Test:
2009-2016
 
ODI:
2008-2016
 
T20:
2009-2016
 
IPL:
2009-2015
Test
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Galle International Stadium, Galle - Jul 04, 2009
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs England at Headingley, Leeds - May 19, 2016
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Nov 28, 2008
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui - Jan 05, 2016
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Australia at Trent Bridge, Nottingham - Jun 08, 2009
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs England at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Mar 26, 2016
IPL
Debut:
Kolkata Vs Bangalore at SuperSport Park, Centurion - May 12, 2009
Last played:
Delhi Vs Bangalore at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - May 17, 2015
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