Reports: Angelo Mathews Mulling Retirement From International Cricket

Updated - 07 Jul 2021, 04:01 PM

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Former Sri Lankan skipper and their talismanic all-rounder, Angelo Mathews, is reportedly considering calling it quits from international cricket and he has communicated the same to the SLC, has reported.

According to the report, Mathews, 34, is currently discussing the matter and he is likely to communicate the decision to the island’s cricket governing body in the forthcoming weeks.

The development comes Angelo Mathews was sidelined from the white-ball set-up as the selectors opted for younger players.

The axing of Mathews from the ODI set-up was surprising given the fact that he has been the lone consistent score for Sri Lanka in recent years.

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Angelo Mathews [Image-Getty]
The former skipper averaged 63.66 with the bat in 2017, 52.50 in 2018 besides being Sri Lanka’s best batter at the 2019 World Cup.

Mathews was the “Player of the Match” in the second-last ODI that he played- against the West Indies earlier this year where he claimed four wickets.

Mathews has also been at the forefront of Sri Lankan players’ dissent against the new central contract policy released by the SLC.

However, later, senior players including Mathews agreed to sign the contract.

The all-rounder, who made his debut in 2009, has represented Sri Lanka in 90 Tests, 218 ODIs, and 78 T20Is, scoring 13,219 runs besides claiming 218 wickets across formats.

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