International Test Cricket

Angelo Mathews ruled out of Test series against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews has been discounted of the Test arrangement against Bangladesh as the hamstring damage that has troubled him since January 22 keeps on posturing issues. Sri Lanka’s selectors are relied upon to name the Test squad on Tuesday, and with it, the substitution commander.

This will be the second Test arrangement Mathews has missed over a six-month traverse, with various leg wounds likewise having kept him from visiting Zimbabwe in October and November.

He had played a considerable measure of cricket in the two years paving the way to this period, speaking to Sri Lanka in each of the three organizations, and in addition driving the group in the 2015 World Cup, in a year ago’s World T20, and in Tests.

Rangana Herath had filled in as chief amid the Zimbabwe Test arrangement, and it is conceivable he will be picked for the part once more. Be that as it may, normal bad habit skipper Dinesh Chandimal – who had likewise missed the Zimbabwe visit through harm – may likewise be considered for the captaincy in this arrangement. Upul Tharanga, who drove Sri Lanka in the current ODIs against South Africa and the T20s in Australia, speaks to a third choice. Neither Chandimal or Tharanga have already driven Sri Lanka in a Test.

The main Test begins in Galle from March 7, preceding the activity moves to the P Sara Oval, from March 15.

A Sri Lanka Cricket discharge said Mathews was “likely” to be accessible for the ODI and T20 arrangement that take after the Tests.

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