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Australia in Sri Lanka, 2016

Mathews to miss rest of tour due to calf tear

Sep 2, 2016: Angelo Mathews' calf tear has ruled him out of the remainder of Australia's tour, while allrounder Thisara Perera and left-arm wrist spinner Lakshan Sandakan have been released from the squad for the fifth ODI

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Tillakaratne Dilshan retires

Dilshan contributed as much as Sanga and Mahela did - Mathews

Aug 27, 2016: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has put Tillakaratne Dilshan's contributions on par with those of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, ahead of Dilshan's final ODI

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd ODI, R Premadasa Stadium

Mathews suggests cautious approach against Starc

Aug 23, 2016: With Mitchell Starc now extending his impressive form from the Tests into the ODIs, Sri Lanka have settled on a batting plan: see Starc out safely

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st ODI, Colombo (RPS)

Mathews blames middle-order collapse for loss

Aug 21, 2016: The dismissal of three batsmen between the 30th and 33rd overs turned the course of the match and was a major cause of Sri Lanka's three-wicket defeat to Australia in the first ODI according to Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st ODI, Colombo

Sri Lanka keen to build a team for the future

Aug 20, 2016: In high spirits after the unexpected 3-0 whitewash in Tests, Sri Lanka wish to find similar joy in the one-day format, but are also looking well beyond the series at hand

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day

Mendis' 176 was the series turnaround - Mathews

Aug 17, 2016: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has said Kusal Mendis' 176 in Pallekele was the performance upon which the series against Australia pivoted

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC

It's going to be a turner again, Mathews warns Australia

Aug 12, 2016: In a week in which there has been mild consternation in Australia about the state of the Galle surface, Angelo Mathews has made no apologies about what the visitors can expect at the SSC

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Galle, 3rd day

Perera a silent hero - Angelo Mathews

Aug 6, 2016: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has called Dilruwan Perera a "silent hero" after the offspinner became the first Sri Lanka player to take ten wickets and score a half-century in a Test

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Galle, 1st day

Sri Lanka's adrenaline surges, again

Aug 4, 2016: Kusal Mendis' landmark Pallekele innings and some quality spin bowling have given Sri Lanka a shot in the arm, and the restored confidence was evident in Angelo Mathews' enterprise in Galle

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Australia in Sri Lanka 2016

Bowling injuries leave Sri Lanka vulnerable

Aug 3, 2016: With yet another seam bowler sustaining yet another hamstring injury, the elation following Sri Lanka's victory in Pallekele has become mild trepidation ahead of the second Test in Galle

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele, 5th day

'Best thing was to win for the fans' - Mathews

Jul 30, 2016: Reflecting on what had been a bleak year, Angelo Mathews thanked Sri Lankan fans for their support, following his team's first Test victory since October

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

'I felt as captain I had certain responsibilities to change the culture'

Jul 30, 2016: Mahela Jayawardene talks about reforming Sri Lankan cricket, and the challenges of handling big-name players like Murali, Jayasuriya and Atapattu

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele

Mathews frustrated with depleted bowling stocks

Jul 25, 2016: On the eve of a series which Angelo Mathews embarks upon without his two best seam bowlers of the past 18 months, Sri Lanka's captain has called on the coaching system to raise its game

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Cardiff

'I won't run away from captaincy' - Mathews

Jul 2, 2016: Angelo Mathews has said he will not "run away" from the Sri Lanka captaincy and insists he wants to help haul the team out of their current trough

Andrew McGlashan in Cardiff

England v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Kia Oval

Sri Lanka smell the coffee

Jun 29, 2016: Plays of the day from the fourth ODI of the series between England and Sri Lanka

Alan Gardner

England v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, The Oval

Roy's rampant 162 sets up stunning chase

Jun 29, 2016: Jason Roy lit up a gloomy evening in South London with a stunning matchwinning 162 - the second highest ODI score ever made by an England batsman

The Report by Andrew Miller

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Edgbaston

Sri Lanka sweat on late Mathews fitness test

Jun 23, 2016: Angelo Mathews is in a race to be fit for the second Royal London ODI at Edgbaston but will be given until the last moment to prove his hamstring has fully recovered

Melinda Farrell at Edgbaston

'I don't mind losing a few on the way to a win'

Jun 23, 2016: Angelo Mathews talks about the challenges of leading an inexperienced team, and the possibility of giving up the T20 captaincy

Tim Wigmore

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Edgbaston

Mathews a doubt after hamstring strain

Jun 21, 2016: Angelo Matthews remains under an injury cloud and must undergo a fitness test on Wednesday before he can be cleared to play in the second ODI against England at Edgbaston on Friday

Melinda Farrell

England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Trent Bridge

'Thought we had it in the bag' - Mathews

Jun 21, 2016: Angelo Mathews admitted he thought Sri Lanka "had the game in the bag" after a dramatic tie in the first ODI of the Royal London series

George Dobell at Trent Bridge
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