Embarrassing defeat in Asia Cup: Sri Lanka removed Angelo Mathews from the captaincy, given the team’s command
Posted By: Mahadi Hassan | Posted On: Sep 25, 2018 | Posted In: Cricket, News, Sports
Following the criticisms from the Sri Lankan team for poor performance in the Asia Cup released in Dubai, selectors of the Sri Lankan Cricket Board decided to remove Matthews as captain. He could only be the captain of the team for 10 months.
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Sri Lankan Cricket Board’s selectors have removed Angelo Mathews as the captain of Sri Lanka’s ODI team. According to the report of the website ‘ESPN’, instead of Mathews, Test team captain Dinesh Chandimal has been given the command of ODI team. It is notable that following the criticisms from the Sri Lankan team for poor performance in the Asia Cup released in Dubai, the selectors of the Sri Lankan Cricket Board decided to remove Matthews as captain. He could only be the captain of the team for 10 months. A press release issued by the Sri Lankan Cricket Board said, “National selectors have appointed Chandimal as the captain of the ODI team for the upcoming England series. He urged Matthews to abandon the responsibilities of ODI captain and T20 captain with immediate effect. ”
Explain that on the strength of Mujib ur Rashid, Rashid Khan, and Mohammed Nabi’s spin Tigers, Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 91 runs in their first match of the Asia Cup-2015, and was eliminated from the first round of the tournament. After this defeat, many questions were raised about the captaincy of Matthews. After the Asia Cup, Sri Lanka’s effort will be on the better performance against England. England will play five-match ODI series in Sri Lanka, starting from October 10 in Dambulla.
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England’s national selection committee has announced a 16-member squad for the five-match ODI series in Sri Lanka. “Oli Stone has been included in the national team for the first time. At the same time, David Ville is out of the team due to injury in the back. Fast bowler Liam Plunkett has also been selected in the team but he will not be available in the team for the first three ODIs. During this time they got married and they got married. He will join the team for the last three ODIs after the marriage. (With agency input)
Sri Lankan players during the match (Photo Courtesy: Twitter / @OfficialSLC)