Angelo Davis Mathews
(born 2 June 1987) is a Sri Lankan cricketer
. Like Chaminda Vaas
He had his formal education in St. Joseph's College, Colombo. Born in Colombo
, he captained the Sri Lanka
team in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup
in Sri Lanka. He is a Methodist Christian and speaks Tamil
like fellow Sri Lankan cricketer & legend Muttiah Muralitharan
He made his international debut in a One Day International
in November 2008.
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.
Angelo Mathews has been praised by former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakarra to have good leadership qualities; Sangakarra had also tipped him to take over as captain after his resignation. Dilshan was later named as captain. News report suggested that he will be the vice captain when he recovers from his injury.
However, Mathews was strangely overlooked as vice captain, with the selectors naming Thilina Kandamby
, who had not played for Sri Lanka regularly or for... Read More