Angelo Davis Mathews
2 June 1987
Colombo, Sri Lanka
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
All-rounder, Sri Lanka Test and ODI captain
(cap 112) 4 July 2009 v
31 December 2013 v
ODI debut (cap 137) 31 December 2008 v
27 December 2013 v
Domestic team information
Kolkata Knight Riders
Sahara Pune Warriors
Batting average 44.60
Balls bowled 1,704
Bowling average 72.41
5 wickets in
10 wickets in match
ESPN Cricinfo, 4 January 2014
Angelo Davis Mathews (born 2 June 1987) is a Sri Lankan cricketer and the present captain of their Test and ODI sides. Like [1 ] Chaminda Vaas he had his formal education in St. Joseph's College, Colombo. Born in Colombo, to Tamil father Tyronne Mathews and Burgher Sinhalese mother Monica Mathews, he captained the Sri Lankan cricket team in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka. [2 ]
He made his international debut in a
One Day International against Zimbabwe in November 2008.
Mathews was a key member of the team that won the 2014 World T20 aswell as the team that made the final of the 2011 World Cup and 2012 World T20.
Indian Premier League, he originally played for the Kolkata Knight Riders team. In the fourth season of the Indian Premier League, he was contracted by Sahara Pune Warriors for US$950,000. He was ruled out of IPL, for up to 8 weeks, due to injury sustained during the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
In November 2010, he was named 'Personality of the Year' by Living Magazine in Sri Lanka.
Kumar Sangakkara stepped down as captain following the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Mathews was widely tipped to be Sri Lanka's next captain. He is Sri Lanka's first [4 ] Tamil Captain.
Mathews has been praised by Sangakarra for having good leadership qualities; Sangakarra had also tipped him to take over as captain after his resignation. Dilshan was later named as captain. However, Mathews was strangely overlooked as vice captain, with the selectors naming
Thilina Kandamby, who had not played for Sri Lanka regularly or for a prolonged period as vice captain for Sri Lanka's 2011 ODI and T20 tour of England. But the move backfired on [5 ] Duleep Mendis's selection panel, when Kandamby fared miserably with the bat, forcing them to drop the new vice captain. At the end of July 2011, Mathews was named as Dilshan's vice-captain. [6 ] He was retained in the role after Dilshan resigned and was replaced by [7 ] Mahela Jayawardene in January 2012. [8 ]
Captaincy [ edit ]
After Sri Lanka's loss in the final of the
2012 ICC World Twenty20, the skipper Mahela Jayawardene stepped down as captain of the T20 side. Later that month, Mathews was appointed as the T20 captain with Lasith Malinga as his deputy. In February 2013 Mathews was named as ODI and Test captain succeeding [1 ] Mahela Jayawardene Although Matthews was no longer in charge of the T20 side and Dinesh Chandimal took over the job.; [9 ]
Product and brand endorsement [ edit ]
Angelo Mathews endorses the following products.
International centuries [ edit ]
Test centuries [ edit ]
ODI Awards [ edit ]
Man of the Match awards [ edit ]
T20I Awards [ edit ]
Man of the Match Awards [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b "Mathews takes over as Sri Lanka's T20 captain". Wisden India. 24 October 2012.
^ Gunaratne, Rochelle Palipane (1 September 2009). "Angelo Mathews – A phenomenal inspiration!" (PDF). The Island . Retrieved 30 March 2013.
^ "Angelo Mathews - Personality of the Year for Living magazine". Island Cricket. Archived from the original on 13 November 2010 . Retrieved 1 December 2010.
^ "Sri Lanka appoint new captain, Sangakkara not retained as Test skipper". Island Cricket . Retrieved 18 April 2011.
^ "Fit-again Angelo Mathews overlooked for vice-captaincy". Island Cricket. Archived from the original on 30 June 2011 . Retrieved 9 July 2011.
^ "Vice captain Kandamby dropped, Karunaratne to debut". Island Cricket . Retrieved 9 July 2011.
^ "Angelo Mathews named vice-captain : Malinga out of T-20s". The Island. 31 July 2011 . Retrieved 6 January 2012.
^ "Jayawardene new SL captain". Sport24. 23 January 2012 . Retrieved 23 January 2012.
^ "Angelo Mathews Brand Ambassador For Samsung Mobile". http://www.businesstoday.lk. 2011-03-01 . Retrieved 2011-05-27.
^ "Angelo Mathew appointed as HP Brand Ambassador". http://story.srilankasource.com. 2011-02-01 . Retrieved 2011-05-27.
^ "Elephant House signs up Angelo Mathews as Brand Ambassador". http://www.ft.lk. 2011-05-04 . Retrieved 2011-05-27.
^ "Australia tour of Sri Lanka, 2011, 3rd Test: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (SSC), Mar 16-20, 2013". ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 8 January 2014.
^ "Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates, 2013/14, 1st Test: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, 31 Dec 2013- 4 Jan 2014". ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 8 January 2014.
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