Sri lanka all rounder Angelo Mathews Injured likely to miss South Africa tour

Sri Lankan allrounder Angelo Mathews may be ruled out of the South Africa tour due to a hamstring injury. Matthews suffered an injury while playing with the Colombo Kings in the semi-finals of the Lanka Premier League (LPL).

Colombo, IANS. Sri Lanka have suffered a setback before going on a tour to South Africa. Veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews is reported to be injured while playing in the domestic T20 league. According to the information, Mathews has been injured while playing in a match of Sri Lanka Premier League. A Test series is to be played between South Africa and Sri Lanka later this month. The first match of the two-Test series is to be played on December 26, i.e. Boxing Day.

Sri Lankan allrounder Angelo Mathews may be ruled out of the South Africa tour due to a hamstring injury. Matthews suffered an injury while playing with the Colombo Kings in the semi-finals of the Lanka Premier League (LPL). It is not known how serious Mathews’ injury is, but he may be out of the two-Test series against South Africa. The first Test of the series starts on 26 December. Mathews may however return to the Test series played against England.

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An English sports website quoted Matthews as saying, ‘The physio has seen the injury and has said that it looks like I might be out of the South Africa series. I will have an MRI and will confirm after this. ‘Mathews was the captain of the Kings and has played all nine matches of the team. He got hurt in the fourth over on Sunday. Matthews said, ‘An injury condition was forming. I wanted to give myself a rest, but I could not rest in the tournament. I had some problems in the last match as well.

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