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Sri Lanka in England 2016

Mathews hints at giving Dickwella chance at No. 3

May 3, 2016: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has hinted that they might give wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella a chance at No. 3 in the upcoming Tests against England

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

England v Sri Lanka, World T20 2016, Group 1, Delhi

Morgan keeps cool as England march on

Mar 26, 2016: Eoin Morgan played down the significance of England's progress to the semi-finals of the World T20 by insisting he was happy simply to see the improvement in their performances from match to match

Andrew Miller in Delhi

England v Sri Lanka, World T20 2016, Group 1, Delhi

Defiant Mathews falls short as England reach semis

Mar 26, 2016: Champions Sri Lanka crashed out in heartbreaking fashion in Delhi when they crumbled to a 10-run defeat against England in one of the most memorable games of the tournament

The Report by David Hopps

Sri Lanka v West Indies, World T20 2016, Group 1, Bangalore

Big Benn shows his big value

Mar 20, 2016: He did not finish with the bag of wickets to show for his efforts, but West Indies' left-arm spinner played a vital role in ensuring there was no way back for Sri Lanka

Nagraj Gollapudi in Bangalore

World T20 2016

Mathews hopes SL's seniors will step up

Mar 16, 2016: Angelo Mathews has said that he trusts makeshift opener Dinesh Chandimal and new addition Lahiru Thirimanne to set the tone at the top of Sri Lanka's innings

Andrew Fidel Fernando

World T20 2016

Mathews hopes to rise to unexpected challenge

Mar 9, 2016: Angelo Mathews has admitted he was not mentally prepared to take over as Twenty20 captain after Lasith Malinga resigned because of fitness problems

Nagraj Gollapudi in Mumbai

World T20 2016

Malinga steps down as captain, Mathews to lead in World T20

Mar 8, 2016: Lasith Malinga has stepped down as Sri Lanka's T20 captain ahead of the World T20 in India.

Andrew Fidel Fernando

India v Bangladesh, Asia Cup, Dhaka

Seniors have not clicked - Mathews

Mar 2, 2016: Sri Lanka's stand-in T20 captain Angelo Mathews has said that the seniors have not delivered, which has put their Asia Cup final chances in jeopardy

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

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
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