Sri Lanka's Mathews out of Australia T20 tour

Captain ruled out due to hamstring injury

Afp February 06, 2017
Angelo Mathews being helped off from the field. PHOTO: AFP

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews was Monday ruled out of this month's three-match Twenty20 series in Australia with a hamstring injury.

"Captain Angelo Mathews will not be part of the squad as he has been ruled out due to a hamstring injury," said a statement from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), who will announce the squad on Tuesday.

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Mathews returned home last month half way through the South African tour after twisting his ankle.

Sri Lanka will face Australia on February 17 in Melbourne, in Geelong on February 19 and in Adelaide on February 22.