Indian Premier League 2011

Injured Mathews out of IPL

ESPNcricinfo staff

April 3, 2011

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Angelo Mathews will not play in the final, Mumbai, April 1 2011
Angelo Mathews will miss the IPL due to injury © Getty Images

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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Posted by ravisblues on (April 5, 2011, 16:19 GMT)

yuvi & pune sahara warroirs plzzz select chris gayle

Posted by   on (April 4, 2011, 15:27 GMT)

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

Posted by   on (April 4, 2011, 14:08 GMT)

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

Posted by Tiptop32 on (April 4, 2011, 12:36 GMT)

DADA should be picked....

Posted by 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.

Posted by chrisgus on (April 4, 2011, 10:26 GMT)

Kevin O'Brien? Chris Gayle? Mitchell Johnson?

Posted by jogidhankhar on (April 4, 2011, 8:24 GMT)

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

Posted by 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.

Posted by   on (April 4, 2011, 8:06 GMT)

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

Posted by 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.

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