Indian Premier League 2011 April 3, 2011

Injured Mathews out of IPL

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

    yuvi & pune sahara warroirs plzzz select chris gayle

  • Dummy4 on April 4, 2011, 15:27 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 on April 4, 2011, 14:08 GMT

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

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

    DADA should be picked....

  • Lalith 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.

  • Chris on April 4, 2011, 10:26 GMT

    Kevin O'Brien? Chris Gayle? Mitchell Johnson?

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

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

  • Lalith 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.

  • Dummy4 on April 4, 2011, 8:06 GMT

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

  • Liam 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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