72 Facts About Angelo Mathews


Angelo Mathews was a key member of the team that won the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and was part of the team that made the finals of 2011 Cricket World Cup, 2009 ICC World Twenty20 and 2012 ICC World Twenty20.


In July 2022, Angelo Mathews played in his 100th Test match for Sri Lanka.


Angelo Mathews made his List A debut for Sri Lanka Under-23s against New Zealand A at Police Park Ground, Colombo in September, 2005.


Angelo Mathews captained the Sri Lankan cricket team in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka.


Angelo Mathews later made his first-class debut for Colombo Cricket Club in November, 2006.


Angelo Mathews is Roman Catholic and was educated at St Joseph's College, Colombo.


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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Angelo Mathews began his international career in late 2008 with ambitions of becoming a genuine allrounder, but has since given primacy to his batting, and effectively plays as a specialist batsman in the Test side.


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.


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


Angelo Mathews scored his maiden half-century in the third Test of the series, played at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo.


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.


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


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.


Angelo Mathews captained the Lankan team in its monumental Test series win in England.


Later that month, Angelo Mathews was appointed as the T20I captain with Lasith Malinga as his deputy.


In February 2013 Angelo Mathews was eventually named as ODI and Test captain succeeding Jayawardene.


At the first match, on 3 November 2010, Angelo Mathews scored a magnificent match winning 77* runs with a partnership with Lasith Malinga, who scored his only half-century.


Angelo Mathews hit back-to-back centuries against England at Lord's and Headingley to seal Sri Lanka's first-ever Test series win in England.


On 16 November 2014, Angelo Mathews scored his first ODI century against India at Ranchi.


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.


Under the captaincy of Angelo Mathews lost all the matches in 5 ODI series against India in 2014.


Angelo Mathews was named in the Cricbuzz XI of the year.


On 11 March 2015, during the last pool A match in 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, against Scotland, Angelo Mathews scored the fastest fifty by a Sri Lankan in World Cups, and third fastest ODI fifty by a Sri Lankan after Sanath Jayasuriya and Kusal Perera.


Angelo Mathews's fifty came from just 20 balls, where it includes 5 sixes and 1 four.

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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.


Angelo Mathews became the fourth Sri Lankan all-rounder to take 100 ODI wickets with more than 3000 ODI runs after Sanath Jayasuriya, Aravinda de Silva, and Tillakaratne Dilshan.


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


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


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


Angelo Mathews's century came during a tough time for Sri Lanka's innings, where he built the innings slowly with captain Dinesh Chandimal.


Angelo Mathews scored his second ODI hundred on 12 December 2017 at Mohali during the second ODI against India.


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


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.


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


Angelo Mathews missed T20I series, where Chandimal appointed as the T20I captain.


Angelo Mathews was sacked as the captain of the Sri Lankan ODI and T20 team in September, 2018 after a disastrous 2018 Asia Cup campaign where Sri Lanka crashed out of tournament after losing both their group matches against Bangladesh and Afghanistan.


Angelo Mathews was immediately sent for the medical scans and did not come to bat after tea.


Angelo Mathews was ruled out of the ODI tour and upcoming Australian tour as well.


Angelo Mathews scored unbeaten 85 runs to post a total of 232.


Angelo Mathews picked up the wicket of Nicolas Pooran who was on 118, and was all set to take the West Indies to victory.


Angelo Mathews, had not bowled for 8 months, even in the nets.


On 6 July 2019 against India, Angelo Mathews scored his third century, where all his three centuries now came against India.


Angelo Mathews was included to the T20I series against India in January 2020.


Angelo Mathews played in the third T20I on 10 January 2020 and started to ball as well.

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On 22 January 2020, during the first test against Zimbabwe, Angelo Mathews scored his maiden double hundred.


Angelo Mathews scored unbeaten 200 runs in 465 balls within 600 minutes in the middle.


Finally Sri Lanka won the match by 10 wickets and Angelo Mathews won the man of the match award.


Angelo Mathews won the player of the series award becoming highest run scorer in the series.


Angelo Mathews scored 277 runs with a double hundred and one fifty at an average 138.50.


Angelo Mathews bowled all 10 overs in the match since way back in July 2015 due to the injury of premier pacer Nuwan Pradeep.


Angelo Mathews took 4 for 59 where he bowled the penultimate over to win the match for Sri Lanka by 6 runs.


Angelo Mathews won man of the match award for match winning bowling performance.


Angelo Mathews scored 71 runs facing 219 balls and 344 minutes on the crease just hitting four boundaries.


Second test match of England tour of Sri Lanka 2021, Angelo Mathews scored his 11th test century.


Angelo Mathews scored 110 runs hitting 11 boundaries to put a big total to the team in First innings.


Angelo Mathews is the highest run scorer for Sri Lanka in this series.


On 27 February 2021, Angelo Mathews was appointed as Sri Lanka's stand-in captain for the T20I series in the West Indies as the appointed captain Dasun Shanaka, delayed in obtaining a US transit visa and travel with the team at the time.


On 15 May 2022, during the first test match against Bangladesh, Angelo Mathews scored his 12th test century.


Angelo Mathews dismissed for 199 runs while reaching to his double century.


Angelo Mathews continued his good form into next match too scoring his 13th test century.


Angelo Mathews put 199 run partnership with Dinesh Chandimal and his unbeaten 145* helped put Sri Lanka into strong position.


Finally Sri Lanka won the match by 10 wickets and Angelo Mathews won player of the series award for his consistent performance.


Angelo Mathews was highest run scorer in the series scoring 344 runs including two centuries.


Angelo Mathews was later voted as the ICC Men's Player of the Month for May 2022, becoming the first Sri Lankan to achieve the feat.

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Angelo Mathews scored unbeaten 100 runs from 114 balls hitting six boundaries and four sixes.


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


Sri Lanka coach Chandika Hathurusinghe stated that Angelo Mathews has involved for more than 64 run outs in past two years, more than the second worst.


Hathurusingha and the selectors contended that Angelo Mathews lacked the "cricket fitness" to field for 50 overs, then run between the wickets effectively.


On 7 July 2021, Angelo Mathews announced that he is considering to retire from across all formats of international cricket as he had not signed the tour contract with SLC for the limited overs series against India and he complained of the unethical treatment by the management regarding the senior players in the team.


Angelo Mathews's decision is mainly due to the pay dispute with the Sri Lanka Cricket Board and due to the intentions of SLC to axe several senior players from the national team in the limited overs matches to nurture and give opportunities to the youngsters with the 2023 World Cup on focus.


Angelo Mathews was inspired to involve with Little Hearts fundraiser after acknowledging about the way the doctors and nurses had treated his daughter who was admitted at LRH hospital for sickness.