June 26, 2022
Cricket

Angelo Mathews resigns as the captain of Sri Lankan team , these two guys will lead the side now.

Angelo Mathews resigns as the captain of Sri Lanka team,these two guys will lead the side now.

The quest for glory awaits , as the young Sri Lankan team still struggles after the retirement of their legends like , Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena. Their recent loss to Zimbabwe in the ODI series has brought huge agony in the country and termed as the lowest point in Sri Lankan cricket history . Earlier , Sri Lanka were defeated by Zimbabwe 3-2 in the 5 matcg ODI series at their own backyard .

This heartbreaking defeat was unbearable for the skipper , Angelo Mathews . This allrounder from Colombo,decided to step down of the captaincy charges and pass over the service to some other player. He said that ,its not the desired result anyone will want and he takes all the responsibility on his shoulders . Mathews further said that he also wants to give some time to the new captain ,so that he can draft the best team for the 2019 world cup .

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 Test Team captain

Sri Lanka cricket announced , Dinesh Chandimal as the test captain . The wicketkeeper batsmen has allready lead Sri Lanka in U19 world cup and has been performing at a consistent basis for the team. Sri Lanka cricket has also announced the test team which will play one off test match against Zimbabwe at R. Premdasa stadium in Colombo RPS .
Sri Lanka’s team in the one off test match against Zimbabwe:  Dinesh Chandmal (captain), Upul tharanga (vice captain), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Dimuth Karunarathna, Dhanushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Asela Gunaratna, Rangana Herath, Dilriwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara.

ODI’s captain

Sri Lanka cricket announced, Upul Tharanga as the captain for the ODI’s . The southpaw has lead Sri Lanka in the absence of Angelo Mathews .

Tharanga’s statistics. 

CompetitionTestODI     T20I

Matches          27          207 16

Runs scored     1,568     6,212     216

Batting avg.  33.36    34.32     13.50

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