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Angelo Mathews

Allrounder

Did you know?

His nickname is ‘Superman’.

RUNS
4292
AVERAGE
47.16

Angelo Mathews

Allrounder

Did you know?

His nickname is ‘Superman’.

RUNS
4452
AVERAGE
40.11

Angelo Mathews

Allrounder

Did you know?

His nickname is ‘Superman’.

RUNS
987
AVERAGE
28.2

Allrounder

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

AGE
29
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Colombo

COUNTRY

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
LOCAL CLUB

Nagenahira Nagas

Bio

The talented Sri Lankan has achieved a lot in his 27 years. Captain of the Sri Lanka Test, one-day international and Twenty20 teams, Mathews rose to the top of the Reliance ICC ODI allrounder rankings in November 2014 after a solid ODI series against India, which included an unbeaten 139.

He made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in November 2008 and was quick to impress with his solid batting, consistent bowling and athleticism in the field.

Mathews’ excellent performances at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 helped Sri Lanka reach the final of the tournament, but he missed the final due to a quad injury.

He became Sri Lanka’s youngest ever Test captain when he was 25 years old, having been earmarked for the role after leading Sri Lanka’s under-19 team.

While his bowling workload has been reduced particularly in Test cricket due to injury problems, Mathews’ role as a batting all-rounder has a crucial part of Sri Lanka’s ODI line-up and the team’s World Cup 2015 hopes.     

MATCHES
62
DEBUT
2009
CAP NO
112
BEST BATTING
160
BEST BOWLING
4-44
Bowling
WICKETS
31
AVERAGE
51.9
ECONOMY
2.76
S/R
113
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
4292
INNINGS
108
NOT OUTS
17
AVERAGE
47.16
100s
7
50s
25
MATCHES
179
DEBUT
-
CAP NO
137
BEST BATTING
139
BEST BOWLING
6-20
Bowling
WICKETS
111
AVERAGE
34.1
ECONOMY
4.63
S/R
44.1
5W
1
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
4452
INNINGS
150
NOT OUTS
39
AVERAGE
40.11
100s
1
50s
32
MATCHES
66
DEBUT
2009
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
81
BEST BOWLING
3-16
Bowling
WICKETS
36
AVERAGE
27.6
ECONOMY
6.66
S/R
24.9
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
987
INNINGS
52
NOT OUTS
17
AVERAGE
28.2
100s
0
50s
4

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