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Cricket World Player of the Week - Angelo Mathews

 

For his maiden Test double ton that took Sri Lanka to a 10-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the first Test, Angelo Mathews is the Cricket World Player of the Week.

Sri Lanka could have found themselves in a spot of bother after Zimbabwe put on 358 runs on the board in the first innings of the first Test. However, an unbeaten double century from Angelo Mathews ensured that they had a hefty first-inning lead and went on to win the game.

Mathews has now taken his Test batting average over 45.

With this knock, he is back in the top 20 batsmen in the ICC Test Batting Rankings. Mathews gained 8 spots to reach 669 points and climbed to the 16th spot.

Mathews received the Player of the Match in the first Test.

"Obviously a nice track to bat on and I'm glad to get the double hundred. I worked a lot on my fitness and I'm feeling good at the moment. The plan was to try and bat as long and we didn't want to bat in the second innings and so I had to make sure I had to get as many as I can," the batsman said in the post-match presentation.

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