43 Facts About Angelo Mathews

1. Angelo Mathews was born in Colombo on a Tuesday, June 2, 1987.

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2. Angelo Mathews is the first Josephian to be appointed captain of the national team.

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3. Angelo Mathews was highly criticized for his running between the wickets.

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4. Angelo Mathews was stepped down from captaincy at the end of Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka in 2017 after ODI loss.

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5. Angelo Mathews left the field and did not came to bat as well.

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6. On 4 December 2017 against India, Angelo Mathews scored his eighth test century.

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7. Angelo Mathews took his 100th ODI wicket by lbw of Mohammad Hafeez on 26 July 2015.

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8. Angelo Mathews hit four boundaries and ten huge sixes, but finally ended up in the losing side by century made by Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

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9. Angelo Mathews has flourished with the added responsibility of captaincy, averaging 86.62 in 13 matches.

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10. Angelo Mathews made his international debut in a One Day International against Zimbabwe in November 2008 and made his Test debut against Pakistan at Galle in July, 2009.

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11. Angelo Mathews is one of the most sought out players in the Premier League world, having been bought by the Pune Warriors for US$950,000.

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12. Angelo Mathews was a part of the Sri Lankan team that won the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and the team that made the final of the 2011 Cricket World Cup and 2012 ICC World Twenty20.

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13. In 2014, Angelo Mathews had personally played a pivotal role in the Test series triumph in England.

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14. Angelo Mathews has led Sri Lanka in 34 Tests, 98 ODIs and 12 T20Is, having taken the reins at the age of 25, in 2013.

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15. Angelo Mathews struck an unbeaten 87 to keep alive Sri Lanka's hopes of chasing down a target of 301 despite a persistent England spin.

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16. Angelo Mathews is still disappointed at being dropped from Sri Lanka's ODI squad.

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17. Angelo Mathews is a Roman Catholic and was born in Colombo.

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18. Angelo Mathews became the youngest skipper of the Sri Lankan cricket team, taking over at the tender age of 25.

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19. Angelo Mathews was an all-rounder, a man who had it all.

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20. Angelo Mathews was the captain of the Sri Lanka side that featured in the U19 World Cup in Sri Lanka.

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21. Angelo Mathews has featured in almost all junior levels for Sri Lanka.

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22. Angelo Mathews has an impressive Test record with a batting average of 51.50.

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23. Angelo Mathews married his long-time girlfriend Heshani Silva in July 2013.

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24. At the age of 25 years and 279 days, Angelo Mathews became Sri Lanka's youngest-ever Test captain, just behind Aravinda de Silva.

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25. Angelo Mathews is an alumnus of the St Joseph's college, Colombo, the same college in which former Sri Lankan pacer Chaminda Vaas studied.

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26. Angelo Mathews has celebrated the total number of 31 birthdays till date.

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27. Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd Test: Angelo Mathews keeps hosts in hunt for series-levelling win.

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28. Angelo Mathews keeps Sri Lanka in hunt for series-levelling win.

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29. Angelo Mathews was unbeaten on 87 at tea with Niroshan Dickwella on 23.

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30. Angelo Mathews keeps Sri Lanka in hunt in second test vs England.

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31. Angelo Mathews appeared to have steered Sri Lanka into a strong position with a performance that helped drag the hosts away from early struggles.

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32. Angelo Mathews said he does not worry about what other people say about him.

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33. In a desperate attempt, Angelo Mathews opted for a review only to be turned down—exposing Sri Lanka's tail.

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34. Angelo Mathews had added only one more run to his fighting knock when in a potentially game-changing moment Moeen Ali pinged him plumb in front of the stumps.

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35. Angelo Mathews kept the spinners at bay during his 135-ball stay, building crucial partnerships including a 73-run fifth wicket stand with Roshen Silva.

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36. Angelo Mathews struck an unbeaten 87 to keep alive Sri Lanka's hopes of chasing down a target of 301 despite a persistent England spin attack in the second Test on Saturday.

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37. On 9 January 2018, Angelo Mathews has been reappointed as the captain for Sri Lanka in One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals for the second time less than six months after he resigned from the position.

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38. On 4 December 2017, Angelo Mathews scored his eighth test century.

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39. On 8 March 2016, Angelo Mathews was appointed as the T20I captain as well, due to continuous injuries of Lasith Malinga.

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40. Angelo Mathews was able to bring the team to quarter finals of the World Cup 2015 under his captaincy, where they lost the quarter final against South Africa on 18 March 2015.

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41. In February 2013, Angelo Mathews became Sri Lanka's youngest ever Test captain at 25, after having been groomed for the post for two years.

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42. Angelo Mathews has an average record in Tests in countries such as Australia, South Africa and India, but up to now he has had limited opportunities to improve on it.

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43. Angelo Mathews made his Test debut in Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2009.

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