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Angelo Mathews declared fit for Indian tour

Angelo Mathews will be available for Sri Lanka's tour of India
Angelo Mathews will be available for Sri Lanka's tour of India

Sri Lanka have received a much-needed boost ahead of their upcoming tour of India with veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews declared fit from a calf injury.

The 30-year-old suffered the blow during a training session ahead of the Test series against Pakistan that ruled him out of Sri Lanka's tour of United Arab Emirates but now has made full recovery.

Apart from Mathews, Kusal Perera and Asela Gunaratne have also recovered from their respective injuries as confirmed by Sri Lanka Cricket chief executive Ashley De Silva.

“Angelo and Kusal Janith (Perera) have both recovered and they will be considered for selection for the Indian series,”De Silva was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

“Asela Gunaratne is fit as well,” he added.

Even though Sri Lanka have managed to win the Test series against Pakistan in UAE 2-0, they are currently on a 16-match losing streak in the limited overs but Sri Lanka interim coach Nic Pothas is confident of turning things around.

“It’s pretty obvious what the mood will be like when you’ve lost 16 games,” interim coach Nic Pothas said.

“With respect to new faces, that’s a conversation that we need to have with the selectors,” the South African added.

“But I think it stands to reason that in any walk of life, when you’ve had negative results for a period of time you need to see some change somewhere.”

Sri Lanka are scheduled to play three each of Tests, ODIs and T20Is against India between 16th November and 24th December.

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