Sri Lanka skipper Mathews to miss Australia T-20 tour

06 Feb, 2017 10:47 am

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews will miss the upcoming Twenty20 series in Australia after injuring his hamstring against South Africa last month.

Mathews sustained the injury in a Twenty20 international at Wanderers on Jan. 22, when he completed a half century despite limited mobility to lead Sri Lanka to victory by three-wickets.

The selection committee will meet on Tuesday to decide on the composition of the squad and who should replace him as skipper, Sri Lanka Cricket ( said on its website.

The Sri Lankans will start the tour against a Prime Minister’s XI in Canberra on Feb. 15 before Twenty20s against a weakened Australia team in Melbourne, Geelong and Adelaide.

The series has been somewhat devalued by the fact that Australia’s top players will be in India preparing for a test series rather than playing against the Sri Lankans. -Reutuers

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