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Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews to miss Australia tour
February 6, 2017 / 3:56 AM / 10 months ago

Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews to miss Australia tour

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews will miss the upcoming Twenty20 series in Australia after injuring his hamstring against South Africa last month.

Britain Cricket - Sri Lanka Nets - The Ageas Bowl - 4/7/16 Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews during nets Action Images via Reuters / Matthew Childs Livepic/Files

Mathews sustained the injury in a Twenty20 international at Wanderers on Jan. 22, when he completed a half century despite limited mobility to lead Sri Lanka to victory by three-wickets.

The selection committee will meet on Tuesday to decide on the composition of the squad and who should replace him as skipper, Sri Lanka Cricket ( said on its website.

The Sri Lankans will start the tour against a Prime Minister’s XI in Canberra on Feb. 15 before Twenty20s against a weakened Australia team in Melbourne, Geelong and Adelaide.

The series has been somewhat devalued by the fact that Australia’s top players will be in India preparing for a test series rather than playing against the Sri Lankans.

Reporting by Nick Mulvenney, editing by Amlan Chakraborty

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