ANGELO MATHEWS

  • Angelo Mathews still optimistic about Delhi Daredevils' chances in IPL 8 2 days ago

    Delhi Daredevils are enduring an inconsistent campaign but their key all-rounder Angelo Mathews is confident that the side can turn it around and make the play-offs of the IPL cricket tournament. "We played pretty well against Mumbai Indians at Delhi on April 23. We have another chance to play in Mumbai...
  • IPL 2015: Big earners not justifying their worth in crores 4 days ago

    It has been exciting three weeks in the eighth season of the Indian Premier League and things are getting tight as the tournament heads towards the death overs of the league phase. With jam-packed stadiums, close finishes and a controversy here and there, the ongoing edition is turning out to...
  • Angelo Mathews shines bright among rare genuine allrounders 1 week ago

    New Delhi: At a time when genuine allrounders are rarer than ever before, Angelo Mathews shines bright. In Tests, One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 cricket, Mathews has established himself as Sri Lanka's man for a crisis. Averaging more than 50 with the bat, and good enough to open the bowling with...
  • I am inspired and determined to do well: Ajinkya Rahane April 28, 2015

    Ajinkya Rahane was delighted at being named one of the six Wisden India Cricketers of the Year for 2015. Rahane is a part of the list that includes Mithali Raj, the India women's captain , Rishi Dhawan, Angelo Mathews, Umar Akmal and Mominul Haque. "It means a lot to me. It's...
  • IPL 2015: Shreyas Iyer looks an amazing prospect April 26, 2015

    Exactly a year ago, a reluctant teenager was dragged to the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to watch the home team play in the Indian Premier League. A little over two months ago, that boy went under the hammer for Rs 10 lakh at the IPL auction, and by the time...
  • Takes time to fill up void created by Jayawardene, Sangakkara: Mathews April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: With the yoeman service Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have given to Sri Lankan cricket for over a decade and a half, it would be difficult to find their replacements overnight, feels Angelo Mathews. "The retirement of Mahela Jayawardene and impending one of Kumar Sangakkara will certainly create a...
  • Mood in the camp is brilliant: Angelo Mathews April 15, 2015

    Angelo Mathews is of the opinion that his team has come close and will bounce back in the tournament after losing both their matches. ...
  • IPL 8: Delhi Daredevils can turn their season around, says Angelo Mathews April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils might have suffered two narrow defeats over the past week, extending their losing streak to 11 in the Indian Premier League, but allrounder Angelo Mathews on Tuesday said the team was still hopeful of a turnaround. Delhi lost to Rajasthan Royals in a last-ball finish on Sunday...
  • IPL 8: Angelo Mathews to miss Delhi Daredevils' opening game April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Last year's wooden spooners Delhi Daredevils will have to go into a tough IPL-8 opening encounter against the formidable Chennai Super Kings on April 9 without the services of star all-rounder Angelo Mathews. The Sri Lankan captain, who is one of the biggest buys and is likely to be...
  • Injuries, fielding hurt Lanka's chances in World Cup: Angelo Mathews March 27, 2015

    Colombo: A combination of poor fielding and regularly losing players through injuries has hurt Sri Lanka's chances in the cricket World Cup, captain Angelo Mathews said on Friday. "Our fielding levels dropped," Mathews said, adding that losing as many as five players from the original squad of 15 left the team...
  • Our worst performance in World Cup, says Angelo Mathews March 18, 2015

    Sydney: Describing their loss to South Africa in the quarter-final as their worst performance in the World Cup, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews on Wednesday thanked old war horses Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara for their contribution to cricket. The islanders were bowled out for a paltry total of 133, which...
  • World Cup: Need to get rid of De Villiers early, says Angelo Mathews March 17, 2015

    Sydney: Wary of the threat his counterpart AB de Villiers is to his side, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews says getting rid of the dashing right-hander early will be the key to his side's success in the first World Cup quarterfinal to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka's road to quarter-finals March 17, 2015

    After an extensive phase of group stages that saw 42 matches in four weeks spread across 14 cities and two countries separated by sea, the cricket World Cup 2015 has reached the knockout stages. The quarter-finals will kick off on Wednesday with 1996 champion Sri Lanka battling against pre-tournament favourites South...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka should bat first and not worry about De Villiers March 17, 2015

    I have two messages for the Sri Lanka squad and captain Angelo Mathews ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup quarter-final against South Africa in Sydney: win the toss and do not get too hung up thinking about AB de Villiers. The toss, I believe, will play a vital part in...
  • World Cup: Sri Lanka's Mathews, Herath set to be fit for quarters March 12, 2015

    Sydney: Sri Lanka were on Thursday "a 100 percent sure" that skipper Angelo Mathews, down with a heel injury, will be fit for their quarter-final outing of the cricket World Cup in Sydney next week. The Sri Lankans were also hopeful of spinner Rangana Herath being available before the last eight...
  • World Cup: It's a privilege to share the dressing room with Sangakkara, says Thirimanne March 11, 2015

    Hobart: Sri Lanka got the job done against Scotland without fuss at the Bellerive Oval on Wednesday (March 11), but there was another injury scare for a team that can't seem to go through a practice session or a game unscathed. Angelo Mathews, the captain, left the field early in the...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka skipper begs Sangakkara not to quit March 11, 2015

    Hobart: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said Wednesday that he has gone down on his knees to beg record-breaking batsman Kumar Sangakkara not to quit after the World Cup. Sangakkara, 37, will call time on his ODI career at the end of the tournament but he is still in a rich...
  • World Cup: Injury-hit Sri Lanka meet Scotland in dead Pool A match March 10, 2015

    Hobart: It's been a horribly wretched World Cup campaign for Sri Lanka thus far. Yes, they are already in the quarter-finals, Bangladesh's emotional victory against England at the Adelaide Oval formalising the 1996 champions' presence in the quarter-finals, and they are playing pretty decent cricket, but the quarter-final slot has come...
  • World Cup: Sri Lanka lack a quality bowling attack, says Muttiah Muralitharan March 9, 2015

    It may seem like an odd thing to write after losing a match by 64 runs, but I am feeling very positive after Sri Lanka's defeat against Australia. After conceding a mountain of runs, the batsmen once again showed their quality, and for 40 overs Angelo Mathews' men really kept...
  • World Cup: Sri Lanka peaking at the right time, says Angelo Mathews March 7, 2015

    Sri Lanka are slowly coming to the boil at the World Cup after a poor warm-up tour of New Zealand and are aiming to peak for the knockout stages, skipper Angelo Mathews said on Saturday. Three victories in their first four matches, including a nine-wicket thumping of England last time out,...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka should avoid repeating mistakes March 2, 2015

    Roughly eleven months ago Paul Farbrace, Sri Lanka's head coach at the time, was approached by the England and Wales Cricket Board to join their set-up. A few days later, Farbrace resigned from the Sri Lankan job, a mere three months into his contract. All this transpired two weeks before...
  • ICC World Cup: I believed 310 was a bit too much, says Angleo Mathews March 1, 2015

    Wellington: An elated Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews praised two of his star batsmen and said he initially believed the 310-run target was out of reach as his side beat England comprehensively by nine wickets at the Westpac Stadium on Sunday. Chasing a formidable 310-run target set by England, Sri Lanka...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka back to reckoning at the MCG February 27, 2015

    In the post-match press conference the fan question to Angelo Matthews, the winning captain, was whether he thought Sri Lanka were peaking. Mathews duly pulled out the PR talk and said they were taking it a game a time and then casually mentioned that he thought Sri Lanka were clinical...
  • Sri Lanka unhappy with 'tiring' World Cup travel February 27, 2015

    Melbourne: Sri Lanka flew back to New Zealand on Friday grumbling about their World Cup travel following a hectic dash across the Tasman sea for just one game even as some other teams enjoyed a relaxed schedule. Angelo Mathews' men played their first two matches in New Zealand and then flew...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, World Cup, Match 18, Pool A February 26, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: The Islanders, losing finalists in the last two editions, have had an uninspiring start to the 2015 event, with their batsmen struggling to cope with the conditions in New Zealand. Angelo Mathews's men were thrashed by the co-hosts...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka must improve standards, says Angelo Mathews February 22, 2015

    Dunedin: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews admitted his side must raise their game if they are to win a second World Cup after surviving a scare against Afghanistan at University Oval in Dunedin on Sunday. Mahela Jayawardene's 19th one-day century rescued the 1996 champions from a perilous 51 for four in...
  • Sri Lanka to treat Afghanistan like Test nation in World Cup February 21, 2015

    Dunedin: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews says his side will be treating World Cup newcomers Afghanistan like a Test-playing nation when they meet in their second Pool B match on Saturday. Sri Lanka have a lot more at stake when the teams take the field in Dunedin, having suffered a demoralizing...