Angelo Mathews

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Angelo Mathews
Angelo Mathews in 2013
Personal information
Full name Angelo Davis Mathews
Born (1987-06-02) 2 June 1987 (age 27)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nickname Kaluwa, Angie
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role All-rounder, Sri Lanka Test and ODI captain
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 112) 4 July 2009 v Pakistan
Last Test 31 December 2013 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 137) 31 December 2008 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 27 December 2013 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
2010 Kolkata Knight Riders
2012-2013 Sahara Pune Warriors
2012 Nagenahira Nagas
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC List A
Matches 44 132 74 176
Runs scored 3,054 3,015 5, 103 3, 718
Batting average 52.69 38.83 52.07 34.42
100s/50s 4/14 0/22 12/25 0/29
Top score 160 93 270 81
Balls bowled 1,998 3,606 4,529 4,547
Wickets 19 77 44 108
Bowling average 73.71 35.00 49.88 31.12
5 wickets in innings 0 1 1 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 2/60 6/20 5/47 6/20
Catches/stumpings 20/– 31/– 45/– 55/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 20 June 2014

Angelo Davis Mathews (born 2 June 1987) is a Sri Lankan cricketer and the present captain of their Test and ODI sides.[1][not in citation given] Like 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 ICC World Twenty20 and was part of the team that made the final of the 2011 Cricket World Cup and 2012 ICC World Twenty20.

In the 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.[3]

After Kumar Sangakkara stepped down as captain following the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Mathews was widely tipped to be Sri Lanka's next captain.[4] .

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.[5] But the move backfired on Duleep Mendis's selection panel, when Kandamby fared miserably with the bat, forcing them to drop the new vice captain.[6] At the end of July 2011, Mathews was named as Dilshan's vice-captain.[7] He was retained in the role after Dilshan resigned and was replaced by 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.[1] In February 2013 Mathews was named as ODI and Test captain succeeding 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]

No. Score Against Pos. Inn. Test Venue H/A/N Date Result Ref
1 105*  Australia 6 1 3/3 SSC, Colombo Home 16 September 2011 Drawn [13]
2 157*  Pakistan 6 2 1/3 Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi Away 3 January 2014 Drawn [14]
3 102  England 6 1 1/2 Lord's, London Away 15 June 2014 Drawn [15]
4 160  England 6 2 2/2 Headingley, Leeds Away 23 June 2014 Won [16]

International 5 wicket hauls[edit]

ODI 5 wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 6/20 12  India R.Premadasa Stadium Colombo Sri Lanka 2009

Career best performances[edit]

Mathews's career best performances
Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
FC 270 Basnahira North v Kandurata Colombo (SSC) 2009 5-47 Colts v Chilaw Marians Colombo (Colts) 2008
LA 81 Sri Lankans v Worcestershire Worcester 2011 6–20 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (RPS) 2009
T20 73* Nagenahira Nagas v Uva Next Colombo (RPS) 2012 4–19 Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore Kolkata 2010

Awards[edit]

ODI Awards[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance
1 Zimbabwe Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur 12 January 2009 52* (96 balls: 1x4, 2x6); 6-0-19-1
2 India R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 12 September 2009 19 (37 balls: 1x4); 6-0-20-6
3 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 3 November 2010 DNB; 77* (84 balls: 8x4, 1x6);
4 Pakistan R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 18 June 2012 10-0-41-0; 80* (76 balls: 4x4, 2x6);

T20I Awards[edit]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance
1 India Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet 11 May 2010 3-0-29-0; 46 (37 balls: 3x4, 2x6);

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mathews takes over as Sri Lanka's T20 captain". Wisden India. 24 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Gunaratne, Rochelle Palipane (1 September 2009). "Angelo Mathews – A phenomenal inspiration!" (PDF). The Island. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Angelo Mathews - Personality of the Year for Living magazine". Island Cricket. Archived from the original on 13 November 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sri Lanka appoint new captain, Sangakkara not retained as Test skipper". Island Cricket. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Fit-again Angelo Mathews overlooked for vice-captaincy". Island Cricket. Archived from the original on 30 June 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Vice captain Kandamby dropped, Karunaratne to debut". Island Cricket. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Angelo Mathews named vice-captain : Malinga out of T-20s". The Island. 31 July 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Jayawardene new SL captain". Sport24. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ "Angelo Mathews Brand Ambassador For Samsung Mobile". http://www.businesstoday.lk. 2011-03-01. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  11. ^ "Angelo Mathew appointed as HP Brand Ambassador". http://story.srilankasource.com. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  12. ^ "Elephant House signs up Angelo Mathews as Brand Ambassador". http://www.ft.lk. 2011-05-04. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  13. ^ "Australia tour of Sri Lanka, 2011, 3rd Test: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (SSC), Mar 16-20, 2013". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "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. 
  15. ^ "Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland, 1st Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 12-16, 2014". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland, 2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, Jun 20-24, 2014". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 

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Preceded by
Mahela Jayawardene
Sri Lankan national cricket captain (Tests & ODIs)
2013-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent