Angelo Mathews named the new captain of Pune Warriors India in IPL 6
Angelo Mathews has beaten Yuvraj Singh in the race to be the new captain of Pune Warriors for IPL 6 this year. Even though Yuvraj was considered the best contender to be handed over the reigns of the team after Micahel Clarke was forced out of IPL due to injury, Mathews has managed to pocket the top job. Sourav Ganguly captained the side last year.
Managing Director of Sahara Adventure Sports Limited, Sushanto Roy said on Thursday that the decision was taken by some senior players and team management, with a special mention of it being “unanimous”.
Roy said in a press statement, “We had many options of international and national cricketers to choose from within the existing squad but we chose Mathews as our captain as we are confident of his leadership abilities. All the senior players in the team are happy with the choice and it is a joint decision taken by the senior players and team management. We now have a correct mix of youth and experience to launch an aggressive IPL Season 6 campaign.”
Mathews reacted on this saying, “It’s a great honour to be offered the captaincy and I am grateful to the team management and franchise owners for the faith shown in me. For me personally this is a great chance to gain leadership experience working with a multi-national squad and a very exciting opportunity given the enormous talent within our young squad.”
Mathews is also the captain of Sri Lanka’s T20I squad.