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Mathews to remain SL captain till 2019 World Cup

Jan 19, 2017: Sri Lanka Cricket president Thilanga Sumathipala announced that Angelo Mathews would remain Sri Lanka's captain until the 2019 World Cup in England

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Kumara, Lakmal a glimmer amid catalogue of pain

Jan 15, 2017: Sri Lanka were beaten by increasingly convincing margins through the series and ESPNcricinfo looks at whether anyone emerged with credit

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

My worst defeat as captain - Mathews

Jan 14, 2017: Captain Angelo Mathews has defended his move of bowling with the new ball even as Sri Lanka slumped to an innings defeat and a series whitewash

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the Wanderers

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Bat slow or fast, but concentrate - Mathews

Jan 11, 2017: Sri Lanka's batsmen have employed varying approaches to this Test series, none of which have worked. Angelo Mathews prescribed concentration irrespective of the method they choose

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Johannesburg

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Mathews calls on batsmen to ape Elgar's patient approach

Jan 5, 2017: Angelo Mathews has called on his batsmen to take a cue from Dean Elgar on how to bat in seaming conditions, after Sri Lanka were blown away in the Newlands Test, losing by 282 runs

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Newlands

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Sri Lanka's quest for victory, and relevance, keeps waning

Jan 4, 2017: The limp batting performances carried out so far by Sri Lanka in the first two Tests are threatening to limit future touring opportunities to South Africa

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Newlands

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Whitewashers to whitewashees?

Dec 31, 2016: After a promising first day in Port Elizabeth things quickly unravelled for Sri Lanka, and that was meant to be the ground most suited to them. It does not bode well

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 5th day

Du Plessis' plans come together to highlight Mathews' problems

Dec 30, 2016: South Africa were expected to be too strong for Sri Lanka in the opening encounter, but what made the gap between the teams even wider were some of Angelo Mathews' tactics

Firdose Moonda at Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 5th day

Terrible shots led to our downfall - Mathews

Dec 30, 2016: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews singled out poor shot selection in both innings as the main factor behind their 206-run loss to South Africa in Port Elizabeth

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 5th day

Abbott hastens South Africa's crushing win

Dec 30, 2016: South Africa made full use of the second new ball to rip through Sri Lanka's last five wickets and complete a 206-run win in Port Elizabeth, an hour and 10 minutes into day five

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Sri Lanka in South Africa, 2016-17

'Youngsters filling vacuum left by Sanga, Mahela, Dilshan' - Mathews

Dec 23, 2016: Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka's captain, is enthused by the young talent that has bolstered Sri Lanka's batting ahead of their tour of South Africa

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Injuries not because of my bowling - Mathews

Dec 12, 2016: The Sri Lanka captain has rejected the notion that the multiple injuries he has suffered in 2016 were because of his bowling

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Must give our bowlers a chance - Mathews

Dec 10, 2016: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has emphasised the need for his batsmen to give his bowlers a chance on the tour of South Africa by getting runs in tough conditions

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Uncapped Vikum Sanjaya picked for South Africa tour

Dec 8, 2016: Fast bowler Vikum Sanjaya, who has taken 38 wickets from 17 first-class matches, is the surprise inclusion in Sri Lanka's Test squad to South Africa

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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Mathews, Chandimal declare fitness for South Africa tour

Dec 1, 2016: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and vice-captain Dinesh Chandimal have declared they are fit to go on the tour of South Africa that begins in mid-December

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

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Mathews sidelined by 'multiple leg injuries'

Oct 25, 2016: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said that an expert medical panel had advised him rest with the aim of getting fit for the South Africa tour in December, after a scan showed multiple leg injuries

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe 2016-17

Mathews injured, Herath set for late captaincy debut

Oct 23, 2016: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath is set to become the oldest player to lead a Test team for the first time since Somachandra de Silva in 1983, during Sri Lanka's tour of Zimbabwe

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia in Sri Lanka, 2016

Mathews to miss rest of tour due to calf tear

Sep 2, 2016: Angelo Mathews' calf tear has ruled him out of the remainder of Australia's tour, while allrounder Thisara Perera and left-arm wrist spinner Lakshan Sandakan have been released from the squad for the fifth ODI

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Tillakaratne Dilshan retires

Dilshan contributed as much as Sanga and Mahela did - Mathews

Aug 27, 2016: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has put Tillakaratne Dilshan's contributions on par with those of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, ahead of Dilshan's final ODI

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd ODI, R Premadasa Stadium

Mathews suggests cautious approach against Starc

Aug 23, 2016: With Mitchell Starc now extending his impressive form from the Tests into the ODIs, Sri Lanka have settled on a batting plan: see Starc out safely

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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