Mathews replaces Pathirana in SL squad

Mathews replaces Pathirana in SL squad

NEW DELHI: Former captain Angelo Mathews was on Tuesday called up to the Sri Lanka squad at the ongoing ICC World Cup to rep­lace the injured Matheesha Pathi­rana, the sport’s world body said.

Mathews, who has played 221 ODIs, has been approved as a replacement by the event technical committee ahead of the team’s key match against defending champions England on Thursday.

“Pathirana failed to recover from a shoulder injury sustained during a warm-up and was subsequently ruled out of the tournament,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement.

Former champions Sri Lanka have won just one of their four matches at the World Cup and languish in ninth spot in the 10-team table just ahead of bottom-placed England.

Published in Dawn, October 25th, 2023


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