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Angelo Mathews appointed Captain of the Sri Lankan Test and One-Day Cricket Team

Feb 15, 2013 10:24 IST

Angelo MathewsAngelo Mathews, the Sri Lankan all-rounder cricketer was appointed the Captain of the test and one-day cricket team of Sri Lanka on 14 February 2013 for a period of one year. Mathews replaced Mahela Jayawardene, who announced to quit captaincy after Sri Lanka’s tour of Australia.

Dinesh Chandimal, the wicket-keeper batsman was appointed as the vice-captain in the test and one-day format of the game and will lead the country as a captain in the T20 format of the game. Lasith Malinga was appointed as the vice-captain for the T20 team.

Angelo Mathews

•    Angelo Mathews is a Sri Lankan all-rounder cricketer, who made his debut in the international cricket in a One Day International match against Zimbabwe in November 2008.
•    In 31 test matches Mathews have scored 1668 runs since making his debut in 2009 and recorded his first and only test century against Australia

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