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'Mathews' rise the highlight of last two years' - De Zoysa

Apr 18, 2015: The maturing of Angelo Mathews as a player and as a captain was the highlight of Michael de Zoysa's two-year term as manager of the Sri Lanka cricket team

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

IPL 2015

Onus on Yuvraj, Mathews to lift gloom

Apr 14, 2015: Defeat against Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday will make Delhi Daredevils the first team to lose 12 consecutive games. Yuvraj Singh and Angelo Mathews have both been in such a situation before, and will be key to bringing back that winning feeling

Amol Karhadkar

SA v SL, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney

De Villiers wears the face of a winner

Mar 18, 2015: AB de Villiers and Angelo Mathews. One captaining a must-win game of cricket, the other captaining a past awash with disappointments. For AB de Villiers, the disappointment was banished

Jarrod Kimber

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st quarter-final, SCG

Mathews looks to make most of second home SCG

Mar 17, 2015: Angelo Mathews feels Sri Lanka have been a more stable side going into big games as compared to South Africa

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Sydney

World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka

SL wait on Herath's fitness, Mathews recovers

Mar 14, 2015: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has overcome the Achilles concern that forced him off the field early during Scotland's innings on Thursday, team manager Michael de Zoysa has said

Andrew Fidel Fernando

World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka

SL play down Mathews fitness concerns

Mar 11, 2015: Sri Lanka have played down concerns about Angelo Mathews' Achilles pain and said that Rangana Herath was likely to be fit for the quarter-final in Sydney on March 18

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Hobart

Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Sydney

Three pairs of fours, and Maxwell's moment of truth

Mar 8, 2015: Plays of the day from the game between Australia and Sri Lanka in Sydney

Andrew Fidel Fernando, Daniel Brettig and Jarrod Kimber

Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Sydney

Don't want to change a lot of things - Mathews

Mar 7, 2015: Angelo Mathews suggested Sri Lanka's combination would not change a great deal on Sunday

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Sydney

SL v Ban, Group A, Melbourne

Mathews stands by tireless Malinga

Feb 25, 2015: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has voiced his support for Lasith Malinga despite the seamer's patchy form, believing "he will come good" when it matters most

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin

Poor fielding hurting Sri Lanka

Feb 21, 2015: Sri Lanka have had poor form coming into the tournament but their greatest shortcoming has been in the field

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dunedin

IPL 2015 news

Daredevils buy Yuvraj for $2.67 million

Feb 16, 2015: For the second successive year, Yuvraj Singh attracted a record bid in the IPL auction, this time from Delhi Daredevils who purchased the allrounder for Rs 16 crore (approx. $2.67 million)

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Christchurch

Specialist bowlers or allrounders? Mathews undecided

Feb 13, 2015: Beginning his World Cup on the back of a difficult few weeks in New Zealand, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews was characteristically non-committal on the likely combination to appear in the tournament opener

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Christchurch

South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Christchurch

South Africa overcome pressure test

Feb 9, 2015: South Africa got the pressure situation they wanted to practice ahead of a major tournament and they rose above it all to beat Sri Lanka, who had been led by Tillakaratne Dilshan's ton

Firdose Moonda at Hagley Oval

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

Positives for SL amid inconsistent performances

Jan 8, 2015: ESPNcricinfo rates the Sri Lanka performance from the Test series against New Zealand

Andrew Fidel Fernando

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington

'Southee-Boult on par with Steyn-Morkel' - Mathews

Jan 2, 2015: As far as bowling pairs go, Trent Boult and Tim Southee are equals with South Africa's Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has said

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Wellington

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch, 4th day

Mathews hails second-innings gains

Dec 29, 2014: Though Sri Lanka lost inside four days by eight wickets, they will take some confidence into the Wellington Test, Angelo Mathews said

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Hagley Oval

Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Pallekele

Mathews bemoans ineffective spinners

Dec 11, 2014: Angelo Mathews placed blame for Sri Lanka's five-wicket defeat in Pallekele at his spinners' ineffectiveness on a track as dry as they have played on in three months

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v England, 4th ODI, Colombo

Mathews happy to spin the wheel on Kusal

Dec 6, 2014: As controversy surrounding James Packer's proposed casino venture in Sri Lanka settles into the background of presidential election campaigns, the nation's cricketers have been conducting some risky business of their own

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Phillip Hughes 1988-2014

'Not been easy to concentrate' - Mathews

Nov 28, 2014: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews admitted that it has been difficult to focus on the cricket following the death of Phillip Hughes

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England in Sri Lanka 2014-15

Both England and Sri Lanka need to rebuild

Nov 25, 2014: The home side were thrown into a tour of India and got hammered 5-0 while the visitors are still searching for a way to consistently match the modern one-day game

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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