Indian Premier League 2011 April 3, 2011

Injured Mathews out of IPL

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Angelo Mathews, the Sri Lanka allrounder, will miss the upcoming IPL because of the leg injury that also caused him to miss the World Cup final against India in Mumbai. He is expected to be out of action for eight weeks. Mathews has a $950,000 contract with Pune Warriors, having played for Kolkata Knight Riders in previous seasons of the IPL.

"I have pulled a muscle," Mathews said in Colombo after the Sri Lankan team returned from India. "I am finding it difficult to walk, it will take about eight weeks to heal."

Mathews left the field during the semi-final against New Zealand with a minor quadriceps muscle injury, and his movement was hampered when he came out to bat with a runner. He played a crucial role in Sri Lanka's campaign, as back-up seamer and middle-order batsman, and Sri Lanka missed his all-round skills in the final, which they lost by six wickets. His place in the squad was taken by offspinner Suraj Randiv.

Mathews will now aim to be fit in time for Sri Lanka's tour of England from May to July, which includes three Tests and five one-day games.

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  • ravisblues on April 5, 2011, 16:19 GMT

    yuvi & pune sahara warroirs plzzz select chris gayle

  • on April 4, 2011, 15:27 GMT

    Take Dada As Replacement... We Want Him In IPL 2011.

  • on April 4, 2011, 14:08 GMT

    Why ppl still say dada.. Pune need a player not an official commentator :p

  • Tiptop32 on April 4, 2011, 12:36 GMT

    DADA should be picked....

  • LALITHKURUWITA on April 4, 2011, 10:42 GMT

    Dada is old and a young blood should replace Angelo. Dada can enjoy watching cricket with grand kids.

  • chrisgus on April 4, 2011, 10:26 GMT

    Kevin O'Brien? Chris Gayle? Mitchell Johnson?

  • jogidhankhar on April 4, 2011, 8:24 GMT

    saurav ganguly shd be selected for pune warriors.......

  • LALITHKURUWITA on April 4, 2011, 8:13 GMT

    He should be carefully looked after by Sri Lankan cricket. IPL is a crap and good for people like Pathan. You have a lot of skills in both batting & bowling.He is the man to win 2015 WC for SL sure.

  • on April 4, 2011, 8:06 GMT

    dada will be the best choice............

  • Looch on April 4, 2011, 5:32 GMT

    That is good to hear he won't be wasting his time in the Incredibly Pointless League and saving himself for playing cricket for his country.

  • ravisblues on April 5, 2011, 16:19 GMT

    yuvi & pune sahara warroirs plzzz select chris gayle

  • on April 4, 2011, 15:27 GMT

    Take Dada As Replacement... We Want Him In IPL 2011.

  • on April 4, 2011, 14:08 GMT

    Why ppl still say dada.. Pune need a player not an official commentator :p

  • Tiptop32 on April 4, 2011, 12:36 GMT

    DADA should be picked....

  • LALITHKURUWITA on April 4, 2011, 10:42 GMT

    Dada is old and a young blood should replace Angelo. Dada can enjoy watching cricket with grand kids.

  • chrisgus on April 4, 2011, 10:26 GMT

    Kevin O'Brien? Chris Gayle? Mitchell Johnson?

  • jogidhankhar on April 4, 2011, 8:24 GMT

    saurav ganguly shd be selected for pune warriors.......

  • LALITHKURUWITA on April 4, 2011, 8:13 GMT

    He should be carefully looked after by Sri Lankan cricket. IPL is a crap and good for people like Pathan. You have a lot of skills in both batting & bowling.He is the man to win 2015 WC for SL sure.

  • on April 4, 2011, 8:06 GMT

    dada will be the best choice............

  • Looch on April 4, 2011, 5:32 GMT

    That is good to hear he won't be wasting his time in the Incredibly Pointless League and saving himself for playing cricket for his country.

  • on April 4, 2011, 4:23 GMT

    what is the chances of BC lara

  • Waterboy_sixs on April 4, 2011, 3:47 GMT

    A small request to Srilankan Cricket, please do preserve this GREAT TALENT. Angelo is the only man with heavy work load n your team at any format, whether it is t 20, 50-50,or Test, and all the format he has to bat and bowl and field, if you are making this great talent to work like this, you are at the danger of Losing him. I am not SRILANKAN but indian and we LOVE HIM like GREAT SANA and SANGA

  • on April 4, 2011, 3:15 GMT

    Sourav Ganguly shd be d replacement!Warriors will be d biggest brand then with Yuvaraja and Maharaja in d team!!!!!!!

  • BeCalmAndSupportEngland on April 4, 2011, 2:44 GMT

    No one can replace mathews, even in the final srilankans had to do 4 changes because of 1 man.he is the back bone of srilankan middle order.Pune will miss this guy for sure.

  • Crkt4Sumit on April 3, 2011, 21:25 GMT

    dada will be the best one here...ohhh god please take him........................

  • cse_sahil on April 3, 2011, 20:10 GMT

    what about dada as a replacement!!!!!

  • on April 3, 2011, 19:56 GMT

    Can an Indian player replace an oversees player? If so then Dada could fill the place and will be the crowd puller too and Yuvi will sure love his guidance. Come on pune don't let go this opportunity and u will get blessings of millions of Dada fans..

  • on April 3, 2011, 19:47 GMT

    the greatest captain dada must be a replacement....

  • Balumekka on April 3, 2011, 16:48 GMT

    Have a good rest, be fit enough for the tour of England this summer!

  • stormy16 on April 3, 2011, 16:36 GMT

    Real shame the injury worries for Mathews which is not new and dont seem to go away. He is still young enough to get it sorted out to ensure he fulfills the promise of a great alrounder.

  • andrew.henshaw on April 3, 2011, 13:41 GMT

    Kevin O'Brien to replace Mathews!

  • on April 3, 2011, 12:07 GMT

    Jacob Oram Can be a replacement...

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  • on April 3, 2011, 12:07 GMT

    Jacob Oram Can be a replacement...

  • andrew.henshaw on April 3, 2011, 13:41 GMT

    Kevin O'Brien to replace Mathews!

  • stormy16 on April 3, 2011, 16:36 GMT

    Real shame the injury worries for Mathews which is not new and dont seem to go away. He is still young enough to get it sorted out to ensure he fulfills the promise of a great alrounder.

  • Balumekka on April 3, 2011, 16:48 GMT

    Have a good rest, be fit enough for the tour of England this summer!

  • on April 3, 2011, 19:47 GMT

    the greatest captain dada must be a replacement....

  • on April 3, 2011, 19:56 GMT

    Can an Indian player replace an oversees player? If so then Dada could fill the place and will be the crowd puller too and Yuvi will sure love his guidance. Come on pune don't let go this opportunity and u will get blessings of millions of Dada fans..

  • cse_sahil on April 3, 2011, 20:10 GMT

    what about dada as a replacement!!!!!

  • Crkt4Sumit on April 3, 2011, 21:25 GMT

    dada will be the best one here...ohhh god please take him........................

  • BeCalmAndSupportEngland on April 4, 2011, 2:44 GMT

    No one can replace mathews, even in the final srilankans had to do 4 changes because of 1 man.he is the back bone of srilankan middle order.Pune will miss this guy for sure.

  • on April 4, 2011, 3:15 GMT

    Sourav Ganguly shd be d replacement!Warriors will be d biggest brand then with Yuvaraja and Maharaja in d team!!!!!!!