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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 | Ex Skipper-T20 | AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
5
Bowling:
71
Batting:
21
Bowling:
20
Batting:
37
Bowling:
20
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 52 90 3801 17 52.06 49.58 7 22 160
ODI 161 135 3915 37 39.94 85.29 1 27 139*
T20 55 41 697 13 24.89 117.53 0 2 58
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 52 64 3060 1426 29 4/44 / 49.17 2.79 1 0 0 14
ODI 161 134 4585 3501 100 6/20 / 35.01 4.58 1 1 0 72
T20 55 45 765 863 32 3/16 / 26.96 6.76 0 0 0 11
IPL 46 42 761 1023 27 4/19 / 37.88 8.06 1 0 0 15
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 28 0 5
ODI 38 0 10
T20 16 0 5
IPL 17 0 2
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 21 8 8 0 5 38.1
ODI 72 37 32 0 3 51.39
T20 4 2 1 0 1 50
IPL 5 1 4 0 0 20

Career

Span:
Test:
2009-2015
 
ODI:
2008-2015
 
T20:
2009-2015
 
IPL:
2009-2015
Test
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Galle International Stadium, Galle - Jul 04, 2009
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs India at Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo - Aug 28, 2015
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Nov 28, 2008
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota - Jul 26, 2015
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Australia at Trent Bridge, Nottingham - Jun 08, 2009
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - Jul 30, 2015
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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