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World T20 2016

Malinga, Mathews back for World T20

Feb 18, 2016: Twenty20 captain Lasith Malinga and vice-captain Angelo Mathews are back from injury for Sri Lanka, for the Asia Cup and the World T20 that follows

Andrew Fidel Fernando

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hamilton, 4th day

Mathews laments day three collapse

Dec 21, 2015: Angelo Mathews has described the second-innings collapse on day three as a mockery after Sri Lanka went on to lose the Hamilton Test by five wickets

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Hamilton

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hamilton

'Our seamers will also get assistance' - Mathews

Dec 17, 2015: Angelo Mathews, the Sri Lanka captain, expects the pitch at Seddon Park to help his seam attack as much as New Zealand's

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Hamilton

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Dunedin, 5th day

Batsmen respected NZ a lot more than expected - Mathews

Dec 14, 2015: Loose bowling on day one, and cautious batting on days two and three paved Sri Lanka's path to defeat, said Angelo Mathews after the 122-run loss in Dunedin

Andrew Fidel Fernando

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Dunedin

Mathews prepared for higher bowling load

Dec 9, 2015: The depletion of Sri Lanka's attack due to injury will likely mean an enhanced role for himself with the ball, Angelo Mathews said. A prospect he said he doesn't mind in New Zealand's seam-friendly conditions.

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dunedin

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2015-16

'We don't expect to lose in NZ' - Mathews

Nov 26, 2015: Even though Sri Lanka began their post Jayawardane-Sangakkara on winning note against West Indies, captain Angelo Mathews admitted that his side's tour of New Zealand will be their toughest tour so far

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

SL v WI, 1st T20I, Pallekele

Dilshan and Mathews seal thumping win

Nov 9, 2015: A rollicking 91-run opening partnership, brisk stands through the middle, and a violent Angelo Mathews finish sent Sri Lanka hurtling to 215 for 3 - the highest ever T20 international total on the island - and set the scene for a 30-run victory.

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Pallekele

Mathews lauds Jayaratne for team's resurgence

Nov 8, 2015: Angelo Mathews has credited Sri Lanka's resurgence against West Indies partly to the work of interim coach Jerome Jayaratne

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Pallekele

Sri Lanka keen to give new-look team extended run

Nov 6, 2015: Sri Lanka will choose to bed in their new-look ODI outfit over blooding young players in the dead-rubber against West Indies, captain Angelo Mathews said

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day

Mathews hails 'great find' Siriwardana

Oct 26, 2015: Angelo Mathews has hailed man-of-the-match Milinda Siriwardana as a "great find" following Sri Lanka's 72-run victory over West Indies which sealed a 2-0 whitewash

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka news

Mathews cleans up at SLC Awards

Oct 19, 2015: Angelo Mathews' excellent form with the bat and consistent performances with the ball, have earned him four major Sri Lanka Cricket awards

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

'Rangana can play few more years' - Mathews

Oct 17, 2015: Tharindu Kaushal's indifferent outing at Galle raised concerns over whether he could become Rangana Herath's spin-bowling successor, but Herath himself could still play for some time yet

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st Test, Galle

Mathews backs Thirimanne to deliver at No. 3

Oct 13, 2015: A move to No. 3 may help end Lahiru Thirimanne's lean trot, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has said ahead of the first Test against West Indies in Galle

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

West Indies in Sri Lanka 2015-16

Wet October casts shadow over teams in flux

Oct 12, 2015: Jason Holder and Angelo Mathews will both be looking to mould their young sides in the upcoming series, but with rain forecast throughout the week in Sri Lanka, the prospect of uninterrupted cricket appears gloom

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC

SL's tragic hero treads a lonely road, again

Sep 1, 2015: If other men were witness to as much incompetence as Angelo Mathews has become used to, dressing rooms might have been set ablaze

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC

Sri Lanka fret over batting order

Aug 27, 2015: Angelo Mathews has confirmed Upul Tharanga will take Kumar Sangakkara's place, but said the team management was 'giving the batting order a bit more thought'

Andrew Fidel Fernando at SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day

Must find a way to counterattack Ashwin - Mathews

Aug 24, 2015: For the second home series in a row Sri Lanka are being hounded by an opposition spinner, but the strategy that briefly worked against Yasir Shah may not yield dividends against R Ashwin, Angelo Mathews said

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, 3rd day, Colombo

Mathews, a straight face among comedians

Aug 22, 2015: He has scored the most runs, bowled the most economic spells for Sri Lanka, led them out of tough situations and has been the driving force in this Sri Lankan team, silently

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

SL v India, 2nd Test, Colombo

Mathews' rescue act, and Binny's 288-ball wait

Aug 22, 2015: Stats highlights from the third day of the second Test between Sri Lanka and India at P Sara Oval

Shiva Jayaraman

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, P Sara Oval, 3rd day

India seize the day after Mathews century

Aug 22, 2015: Angelo Mathews scored his sixth Test century and dominated a wicketless first session but Sri Lanka lost their way thereafter, losing their last seven wickets for 65 runs as India ran to a dominant position at the end of day three

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy
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