Thursday 15 March 2012 

Angelo Mathews Ruled Out Of Asia Cup With Calf Injury

	Angelo Mathews Ruled Out Of Asia Cup With Calf Injury
Angelo Mathews Ruled Out Of Asia Cup With Calf Injury
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Sri Lanka will have to make do without the services of key all-rounder Angelo Mathews for the remainder of the Asia Cup after he suffered a calf injury.

He is set to return to Colombo and make a bid to be fit for the England Test series, which begins in Galle on 26th March.

"Angelo has not pulled through fitness tests well, so we made a call to send him back home," captain Mahela Jayawardene said.

"He will try to get ready for the Test matches. The selectors back home will decide and send a replacement for us."

Sri Lanka opened their tournament with a 50-run defeat to India and play Pakistan in a crucial encounter before meeting the hosts, Bangladesh.

Mathews also missed the Commonwealth Bank Series in Australia due to injury and has struggled to remain a permanent fixture in the side due to injuries since making his debut in 2009.

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