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Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Dambulla

Can Sri Lanka emerge from chaos against world's best one-day team?

Oct 9, 2018: England are without a couple of first-choice pace bowlers but bring a formidable batting line-up against a struggling home team

The Preview by Alan Gardner

Sri Lanka news

Is Angelo Mathews actually a terrible runner?

Oct 2, 2018: Is the Sri Lanka allrounder such a poor runner that the selectors' decision to drop him, despite him being the most consistent ODI run-maker in the side, defensible?

Fidel Fernando, Shiva Jayaraman and Srinath Sripath

Sri Lanka news

Kumar Sangakkara urges Angelo Mathews and Chandika Hathurusingha to sort out their differences

Sep 28, 2018: The Sri Lanka great has called Mathews a 'player of great value', and wants him to bat up the order and bowl more often when he returns to the ODI side

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Sri Lanka recall Kaushal Silva, Malinda Pushpakumara for England Tests

Sep 26, 2018: In addition to the left-arm spinner, Sri Lanka picked four other spinners in the squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka news

Sri Lanka confirm Angelo Mathews axe for England ODIs

Sep 26, 2018: Dinesh Chandimal, who had been sidelined from the Asia Cup with injury, will return to take over captaincy from Angelo Mathews

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka news

Angelo Mathews' poor running in focus after axe from ODI squad

Sep 26, 2018: The Sri Lankan coach said that of the 64 times Mathews was involved in a run-out, his partner was dismissed, while the chief selector said fitness was an issue

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Angelo Mathews dropped from ODI squad for England series

Sep 25, 2018: Fitness concerns are understood to be the reason behind his axing from the squad, which has not yet been released but has been sent to the sports ministry for ratification

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

The full text of Angelo Mathews' letter to SLC

Sep 24, 2018: The full text of Angelo Mathews' letter to SLC CEO Ashley de Silva, following his removal as captain

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Sri Lanka news

Mathews ticked off at being made 'scapegoat' for SL Asia Cup exit

Sep 24, 2018: The sacked captain writes letter to SLC stating his objections and offering to retire from T20 and ODI cricket

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Mathews removed as ODI captain, Chandimal takes over

Sep 23, 2018: The move comes after Mathews attracted a hail of public criticism over the team's performance in the Asia Cup

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2018, Dubai

Akila, Chandimal absence gives slight edge to Bangladesh

Sep 14, 2018: Neither team will settle for anything other than a win, although Sri Lanka will have to make up for missing some key players

The Preview by Mohammad Isam

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 5th ODI, Colombo

'He's made of steel' - Mathews on Akila

Aug 12, 2018: Sri Lanka's captain was impressed with his lead spinner's ability to bounce back from tough outings in the fifth ODI

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 5th ODI, Colombo

Mathews, Akila Dananjaya hand South Africa a drubbing

Aug 12, 2018: Sri Lanka pulled the series scoreline to 3-2 with a 178-run win in the fifth and final ODI

The Report by Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 4th ODI, Kandy

Sri Lanka seek best combination and 'continuity' in ODIs

Aug 7, 2018: While Angelo Mathews said they were open to shuffling batsmen around, he emphasised that it was important to retain players too

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Pallekele

We rely too much on our spinners - Angelo Mathews

Aug 4, 2018: Sri Lanka have done some soul-searching after a spate of poor results in ODIs, and identified that they need to become better across a variety of conditions and not just prosper on turning tracks

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Dambulla

De Kock, bowlers, power South Africa to comfortable win

Aug 1, 2018: Ngidi and Phehlukwayo ensured Sri Lanka were restricted to under 250. De Kock and the batsmen did the rest

The Report by Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

Angelo Mathews on Danushka Gunathilaka - 'We will not tolerate any indiscipline'

Jul 28, 2018: Sri Lanka's ODI captain has delivered a stern rebuke to Danushka Gunathilaka, who is the latest player to be sanctioned for misconduct during a series

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

Angelo Mathews returns as Sri Lanka ODI captain for SA series

Jul 24, 2018: The 15-man squad for the five-match South Africa ODI series has six changes, with Dushmantha Chameera and Asela Gunaratne the notable omissions

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Karunaratne has been brilliant in the last year or so - Mathews

Jul 22, 2018: Having known him since high school, Mathews feels the opener has added a lot of stability to the inexperienced Sri Lanka side

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2018

Mathews to captain SL Board XI, Dhananjaya also included

Jul 5, 2018: Sri Lanka will field a weakened bowling attack in the Board XI game against South Africa, but Angelo Mathews and Roshen Silva will play as part of a strong batting lineup

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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