Angelo Matthews ruled out of Nidahas Trophy due to Calf Injury
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Matthews has been ruled out of the Nidahas Trophy due to a calf-injury during a training session. Matthews has been struggling with injuries for a long time now. He was earlier ruled out of the series against Bangladesh due to a hamstring injury.
Sri Lanka got back to winning ways during their tour of Bangladesh winning all the three trophies on tour.
The Bangladesh tour was the third-consecutive overseas tour Mathews has withdrawn from with a hamstring injury, having also done so last year in South Africa and India.
Matthews was hopeful of making it to the squad for the Nidahas trophy which involves Bangladesh and India.
The 30-year-old was undergoing rehabilitation in Colombo to get fit for the forthcoming series but sustained a calf injury during training which has now ruled him out of the competition.
A source close to Sri Lanka Cricket said:
“Angelo has been putting in a lot of effort to make himself available for the Nidahas Trophy.
He has worked tremendously hard to be fit after being given a strenuous programme to follow. Unfortunately, during one of the training sessions, he ended up hurting his calf.
Four Sri Lankan players who were racing against time to be fit – Mathews, Nuwan Pradeep, Kusal Janith Perera and Dushmantha Chameera.
The four players were told to play in the current domestic T20 competition to prove their fitness. While the other three did, Mathews wasn’t able to represent his team Colts CC.
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