Thursday 25 October 2012 

Cricket Video - Angelo Mathews Named Sri Lankan Twenty20 International Captain - Cricket World TV

A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look at Angelo Mathews as the new Sri Lankan Twenty20 International captain.

He replaces Mahela Jayawardene and already has some experience of captaincy having led Sri Lanka twice before and captained during the Sri Lankan Premier League - SKPL. He will lead the side against New Zealand in a one-off Twenty20 International although absent will be Jayawardene and his vice-captain Lasith Malinga.

Nuwan Kulasekara has been named as the vice-captain for the match which takes place in Pallekele on 31st October, being the first international since the end of the ICC World Twenty20 where Sri Lanka reached the final only to be beaten by the West Indies.

Full Sri Lanka T20I squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Nuwan Kulasekara (vice-captain), Dilshan Munaweera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Jeevan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Shaminda Eranga, Akila Dananjaya, Sachithra Senanayake, Upul Tharanga.

Angelo Mathews is known as an outstanding all-rounder, contributing to matches with batting, bowling and fielding such as breathtaking fielding inside the boundary during the 2009 ICC WT20 and when parrying a catch back to Jayawardene earlier this year.

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