Sad news for Sri Lanka cricket fans: Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the Nidahas Trophy tri-nation tournament against India and Bangladesh due to calf injury. The all-rounder has been out of the cricket scene since long, donning Sri Lankan jersey only once since being reappointed as Sri Lanka’s limited-over captain in January.

 

Mathews was one of the four players who were asked by the Sri Lanka Cricket to prove their fitness in the domestic T20 competition that is underway but he was not able to represent his team Colts CC. Nuwan Pradeep and Kusal Janith Perera have been given a clear bill, while Dushmantha Chameera will have to go through a fitness test later on Tuesday

 

In Mathews’ absence, Test captain Dinesh Chandimal is expected to captain the side during the tri-nation competition.

 

Nidhas Trophy Schedule

March 6, 19:00 IST: Sri Lanka v India

March 8,19:00 IST: Bangladesh v India

March 10, 19:00 IST: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh

March 12, 19:00 IST: India v Sri Lanka

March 14,19:00 IST: India v Bangladesh

March 16, 19:00 IST: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

March 18, 19:00 IST: Final

 

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