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Sri Lanka vs Australia: Injured Angelo Mathews to miss Twenty20 tour

Angelo Mathews sustained the injury in a Twenty20 international at Wanderers on January 22, when he completed a half century despite limited mobility to lead Sri Lanka to victory by three-wickets

cricket Updated: Feb 06, 2017 12:54 IST
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Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews, leaves the field after being dismissed by South Africa's bowler Wayne Parnell, for 7 runs during the T20 cricket match between South Africa and Sri Lanka, at Centurion Park in Pretoria on Jan. 20, 2017. (AP)

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews will miss the upcoming Twenty20 series in Australia after injuring his hamstring against South Africa last month.

Angelo Mathews sustained the injury in a Twenty20 international at Wanderers on Jan. 22, when he completed a half century despite limited mobility to lead Sri Lanka to victory by three-wickets.

Sri Lanka batsman and captain Angelo Mathews (bottom) is treated by medical personnel after getting injured while taking a run during the second T20 match between South Africa and Sri Lanka on January 22, 2017 at Wanderers cricket ground in Johannesburg. (AFP)

The selection committee will meet on Tuesday to decide on the composition of the squad and who should replace him as skipper, Sri Lanka Cricket (www.srilankacricket.lk) said on its website.

The Sri Lankans will start the tour against a Prime Minister’s XI in Canberra on Feb. 15 before Twenty20s against a weakened Australia team in Melbourne, Geelong and Adelaide.

The series has been somewhat devalued by the fact that Australia’s top players will be in India preparing for a test series rather than playing against the Sri Lankans.