ANGELO MATHEWS

  • ICC World Cup: I believed 310 was a bit too much, says Angleo Mathews 10 hours 32 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    (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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Yuvraj Singh, Hashim Amla among big stars to go under IPL hammer on Monday February 15, 2015

    Bengaluru: Top cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Hashim Amla will be the star attractions in IPL 8 auctions that will see quite a few Indian and International players going under the hammer on Monday. Last year's most expensive buy, Yuvraj, who was picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 14 crores, will...
  • Angelo Mathews blames poor bowling, fielding for loss February 14, 2015

    Christchurch: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews blamed his bowlers and poor fielding for their 98 run loss in the World Cup opener against New Zealand at the Hagley Oval here on Saturday. "The bowlers started off very poorly, in the middle part they bowled pretty well, but again in the end...
  • New Zealand's form vs Sri Lanka's experience in World Cup opener February 13, 2015

    Christchurch: Players from two teams will heave a collective sigh of relief when the first ball is sent down at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Saturday. New Zealand, one of the home teams in this tournament, have never had as much expectation on their shoulders, and, Sri Lanka, who...
  • New Zealand's confidence high ahead of World Cup opener vs Sri Lanka February 13, 2015

    Christchurch: The talk on the eve of the opening match of the Cricket World Cup between New Zealand and Sri Lanka is of pressure, of expectation, of anticipation and excitement and nerves. These words recur as the respective captains, Brendon McCullum of New Zealand and Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka, face...
  • Lasith Malinga is back to full fitness: Angelo Mathews February 8, 2015

    There have been some question marks over Lasith Malinga's availability for the 2015 World Cup, but Angelo Mathews declared that Sri Lanka's premier fast bowler will be fit for the tournament opener against New Zealand on February 14. "He (Malinga) has progressed really well, and he's back to full fitness," said...
  • World Cup 2015: Who are the men with best all-round skills January 30, 2015

    From Mohinder Amarnath's legendary performance in 1983 World Cup to Yuvraj Singh's brilliance in the 2011 edition, the importance of allrounders in one-day cricket and World Cups cannot be undermined. Most teams in the modern era give particular emphasis on having more players who can do well with both bat...
  • Rain washes out third New Zealand-Sri Lanka ODI January 17, 2015

    Persistent rain washed out the third one-day international between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday after less than 30 overs of the hosts' innings. New Zealand had been well-placed at 145 for 3 in the 29th over of the game that had already been reduced...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI January 17, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (c), Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Daniel Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c),...
  • Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews rues dropped catches in second Test January 7, 2015

    Wellington: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews could only reflect on the old cricketing adage that "catches win matches" as poor fielding let his side down in the second Test against New Zealand. The hosts won the game by 193 runs on Wednesday after completing a remarkable fightback from 159 for five...
  • Sri Lanka wait on Rangana Herath fitness for second Test January 2, 2015

    Veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath is "50-50" to play New Zealand in the second Test at the Basin Reserve, though Sri Lanka will still go into the game keen to play positive, attacking cricket, captain Angelo Mathews has said. The 36-year-old Herath, who was the world leading Test wicket taker in...
  • 2nd Test: New Zealand seek to continue success against Sri Lanka in Wellington January 2, 2015

    New Zealand's eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test of their two-match series has given them an opportunity to start next year as they did this, with a series triumph over a higher-ranked opponent. Brendon McCullum's side are seventh in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) rankings, two places below...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4 December 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 round-up: Two late wickets by Trent Boult put New Zealand back in control of the first Test against Sri Lanka Sunday after a maiden Test century by Dimuth Karunaratne had briefly given the tourists a glimmer of hope. Sri...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3 December 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Report: Openers Dimuth Karunarate and Kaushal Silva led Sri Lanka's fightback on the second day of the first Test Saturday as they followed on 303 runs behind New Zealand after being dismissed for 138 in the first innings. Karunaratne...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2 December 27, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brendon McCullum smashed 195, including the fastest Test century by a New Zealander and became the first Kiwi to score 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year as he lifted his team to 429 for 7 at stumps Friday on...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 1 December 26, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: Sri Lanka will open hostilities against the Black Caps in their first tour of New Zealand for eight years on Friday, looking to acclimatise to local conditions for the upcoming World Cup. The tour features two Test matches, the first...
  • Sri Lanka draw 2-day tour match in New Zealand December 23, 2014

    Queenstown, New Zealand: Niroshan Dickwella made an unbeaten 63 and Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne also compiled half centuries as Sri Lanka drew its two-day match against a New Zealand Chairman's XI on Monday. The match at the Queenstown Events Center offered Sri Lanka's only preparation in New Zealand conditions before...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 7th ODI December 16, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Sri Lanka have won the toss and will be batting first against England in the seventh ODI. England make two changes - Hales and Gurney back in, for Bopara and Finn. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka have made one change with Dilruwan...
  • Majestic David Warner completes 1000 runs in 2014 December 12, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia's David Warner on Friday completed 1000 runs in 2014 en route to his century in the second innings of the first cricket Test against India, becoming the first opener to achieve the feat in one calendar year since England skipper Alastair Cook in 2012. The left-handed batsman achieved the...
  • Sri Lanka, England to play 2nd ODI as scheduled November 28, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka and England will go ahead with their second one-day international as scheduled for Saturday following the death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes. Both teams discussed whether they should play, and decided they should in respect for Hughes, England captain Alastair Cook said on Saturday. "It was a really, really...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 1st ODI in Colombo November 26, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: SRI LANKA: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis ENGLAND: Moeen Ali, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler...
  • Angelo Mathews wants settled Sri Lanka for England series November 21, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews wants a settled side to face England in their limited-overs series starting next week, and avoid the wholesale changes that resulted in a woeful tour to India in which his team lost all five of its matches. Rival captain Alastair Cook said on Thursday that...
  • We want to flush out the disappointment quickly: Angelo Mathews November 17, 2014

    Ranchi: Soundly thrashed in the ODI series against India, Sri Lanka want to flush the disappointment out of their system as soon as possible, said skipper Angelo Mathews, insisting that there are some positives to take home despite the 0-5 drubbing. "Now we just got to flush it out of the...