Angelo Mathews Wikipedia

Angelo Mathews

Angelo Mathews in 2013
Personal information
Full nameAngelo Davis Mathews
Born(1987-06-02) 2 June 1987 (age 27)

Colombo, Sri Lanka
NicknameKaluwa, Angie
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Batting styleRight-handed
Bowling styleRight-arm fast-medium
RoleAll-rounder, Sri Lanka Test and ODI captain
International information
National side
  • Sri Lanka
Test debut (cap 112)4 July 2009 v Pakistan
Last Test31 December 2013 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 137)31 December 2008 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI27 December 2013 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
2010Kolkata Knight Riders
2012-2013Sahara Pune Warriors
2012Nagenahira Nagas
Career statistics
CompetitionTestODIFCList A
Runs scored2,4282,7265, 1033, 718
Batting average46.6936.8352.0734.42
Top score16080*27081
Balls bowled1,9983,6064,5294,547
Bowling average73.7135.0049.8831.12
5 wickets in innings0111
10 wickets in match0n/a0n/a
Best bowling2/606/205/476/20
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 20 June 2014
Angelo Davis Mathews (born 2 June 1987) is a Sri Lankan cricketer and the present captain of their Test and ODI sides.[not in citation given] Like Chaminda Vaas he had his formal education in St. Joseph's College, Colombo. Born in Colombo, to Tamil father Tyronne Mathews and Burgher Sinhalese mother Monica Mathews, he captained the Sri Lankan cricket team in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka.

He made his international debut in a One Day International against Zimbabwe in November 2008.

Mathews was a key member of the team that won the 2014 World T20 as well as the team that made the final of the 2011 World Cup and 2012 World T20.

In the Indian Premier League, he originally played for the Kolkata Knight Riders team. In the fourth season of the Indian Premier League, he was contracted by Sahara Pune Warriors for US$950,000. He was ruled out of IPL, for up to 8 weeks, due to injury sustained during the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

In November 2010, he was named 'Personality of the Year' by Living Magazine in Sri Lanka.

After Kumar Sangakkara stepped down as captain following the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Mathews was widely tipped to be Sri Lanka's next captain. He is Sri Lanka's first Tamil Captain.

Mathews has been praised by Sangakarra for having good leadership qualities; Sangakarra had also tipped him to take over as captain after his resignation. Dilshan was later named as captain. However, Mathews was strangely overlooked as vice captain, with the selectors naming Thilina Kandamby, who had not played for Sri Lanka regularly or for a prolonged period as vice captain for Sri Lanka's 2011 ODI and T20 tour of England. But the move backfired on Duleep Mendis's selection panel, when Kandamby fared miserably with the bat, forcing them to drop the new vice captain. At the end of July 2011, Mathews was named as Dilshan's vice-captain. He was retained in the role after Dilshan resigned and was replaced by Mahela Jayawardene in January 2012.



          After Sri Lanka's loss in the final of the 2012 ICC World Twenty20, the skipper Mahela Jayawardene stepped down as captain of the T20 side. Later that month, Mathews was appointed as the T20 captain with Lasith Malinga as his deputy. In February 2013 Mathews was named as ODI and Test captain succeeding Mahela Jayawardene Although Matthews was no longer in charge of the T20 side and Dinesh Chandimal took over the job.;

          Product and brand endorsement

          Angelo Mathews endorses the following products.
          • Samsung Telecommunications: 2008 – present
          • Hewlett-Packard: 2011 – present
          • Ceylon cold stores: 2011 – present
          • Dineli Mathews iPhones 2011–present

          International centuries

          Test centuries

          17003105000000000000 105* Australia613/3SSC, ColomboHome02011-09-16-000016 September 2011Drawn
          27003157000000000000 157* Pakistan621/3Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu DhabiAway02014-01-03-00003 January 2014Drawn
          37003102000000000000 102 England611/2Lord's, LondonAway02014-06-15-000015 June 2014Drawn
          47003160000000000000 160 England622/2Headingley, LeedsAway02014-06-23-000023 June 2014Won

          International 5 wicket hauls

          ODI 5 wicket hauls

          16/2012 IndiaR.Premadasa StadiumColomboSri Lanka2009

          Career best performances

          Mathews's career best performances
          FC270Basnahira North v KandurataColombo (SSC)20095-47Colts v Chilaw MariansColombo (Colts)2008
          LA81Sri Lankans v WorcestershireWorcester20116–20Sri Lanka v IndiaColombo (RPS)2009
          T2073*Nagenahira Nagas v Uva NextColombo (RPS)20124–19Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers BangaloreKolkata2010


          ODI Awards

          Man of the Match awards
          S NoOpponentVenueDateMatch Performance
          1ZimbabweShere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur12 January 200952* (96 balls: 1x4, 2x6); 6-0-19-1
          2IndiaR. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo12 September 200919 (37 balls: 1x4); 6-0-20-6
          3AustraliaMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne3 November 2010DNB; 77* (84 balls: 8x4, 1x6);
          4PakistanR. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo18 June 201210-0-41-0; 80* (76 balls: 4x4, 2x6);

          T20I Awards

          Man of the Match Awards
          S NoOpponentVenueDateMatch Performance
          1IndiaBeausejour Stadium, Gros Islet11 May 20103-0-29-0; 46 (37 balls: 3x4, 2x6);

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