Angelo Mathews Cricket Sri Lankan

Angelo Mathews

Sri LankanRight Handed Bat
IPL All Time Stats
49 Mat
724 Runs
125.91 S/R
23.35 Avg
65 H/S

Personal Information

Full Name Angelo Davis Mathews
Date of Birth June 2, 1987
Age 35 Years
Nationality Sri Lankan
Birth Place Colombo
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Role All-rounder, Right-handed Batsman, Right-arm fast-medium Bowler
Batting Style Right hand Bat
Bowling Style Right arm Medium
Debut November 28, 2008
Jersey No. 69
Family Tyronne Mathews (Father), Monica Mathews (Mother), Heshanie Silva (Spouse)

Most Recent Matches

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Match R BF 4s 6s S/R O R W E/R
SL vs AFG 12 21 0 0 57.14 0 0 0 0
IRE vs SL 100 114 6 4 87.72 0 0 0 0
SL vs IRE 0 3 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0
SL vs NZ 0 8 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0
NZ vs SL 18 25 3 0 72.00 0 0 0 0

Batting Stats

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Game Type Mat Inn R BF NO Avg S/R 100s 50s H 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 221 191 5865 7058 48 41.01 83.09 3 40 139 464 89 53 0
TESTs 104 184 7218 14920 25 45.39 48.37 15 38 200 739 80 72 0
T20Is 78 63 1148 975 18 25.51 117.74 0 5 81 73 38 24 0
T20s 183 157 3001 2505 39 25.43 119.80 0 12 81 218 97 64 0
LISTAs 284 248 7292 9041 58 38.37 80.65 4 52 139 0 0 81 0
FIRSTCLASS 152 255 10713 21351 34 48.47 50.17 26 54 270 1087 125 110 0

Bowling Stats

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Game Type Mat Inn O R W Avg E/R Best 5w 10w
ODIs 221 158 865.1 4003 120 33.35 4.62 6/20 1 0
TESTs 104 84 658 1784 33 54.06 2.71 4/60 0 0
T20Is 78 61 171.3 1200 38 31.57 6.99 3/16 0 0
T20s 183 132 370.4 2759 85 32.45 7.44 4/19 0 0
LISTAs 284 0 1022 4670 151 30.92 4.56 6/20 1 0
FIRSTCLASS 152 135 1089.5 2966 63 47.07 2.72 5/62 1 0
Angelo Mathews: A Brief Biography

Angelo Mathews Biography

Angelo Mathews is a Sri Lankan all-rounder, born on 2 June, 1987, in Colombo. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler.

He was a part of the Sri Lankan team in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and was their captain in the 2015 edition of the tournament.


Mathews first played a List A game for Sri Lanka U-23 against New Zealand A in 2005. He played for the Sri Lanka U-19 team at the age of 16. He was made the captain for the 2006 U-19 World Cup held in Sri Lanka.

He made his First-Class debut for the Colts Cricket Club in November 2006.

The 2007-08 season was very fruitful for him as he scored 696 runs at an average of 58. He was selected in the Sri Lanka A side by the then coach Chandika Hathurasingha. His innings of 99* in the successful run-chase against South Africa was rated as one of the best by Hathurasingha.

He earned his international debut soon after.


Mathews made his international debut in an ODI against Zimbabwe on 28 November, 2008, at the Harare Sports Club.

Zimbabwe faltered against the Lankan attack and could manage only 148. Mathews did not impress on his debut as his bowling figures read 0/24 in his 8 overs and he also registered a 15-ball duck.

He got his first international half-century in his 3rd ODI and from then on, he cemented his place in the squad.

On 8 June, 2008, he made his T20I debut against Australia at Nottingham in the 2009 ICC World T20. Sri Lanka put the Aussies in to bat first. They managed to get to a respectable total of 159. Mathews opened the bowling and took 1/10 in his 2 overs. He was not required to bat as Sri Lanka cruised to victory.

The next month, Mathews played his first Test match against Pakistan at Galle. Pakistan elected to field first. Sri Lanka scored 292 with Mathews contributing 42. He got his first Test wicket in the form of the Pakistan captain Younus Khan. He took 1/26 in the first innings as Pakistan scored 342. In the second innings, Mathews had a handy contribution of 27 in Sri Lanka’s 217. Pakistan faltered in the run-chase of 168 runs and got all-out for just 117 runs. Angelo once again took the one wicket of Khan.

Rise to Glory

He is not one of those batsmen who are pleasing to watch. But when it comes to effectiveness, he is no less than the best in the business. His acrobatic fielding added to his batting skills and medium-pacer bowling.

In 2010, Sri Lanka faced Australia in an ODI in Melbourne. Australia won the toss and chose to bat first. They posted 239 on the board. The Sri Lankans were reduced to 107/8. He found an able partner in Lasith Malinga who came in at No. 10. They shared a 132-run partnership for the 9th wicket with Malinga contributing 56. Mathews kept rotating the strike and also scoring runs from his end. His innings kept SL in the game and later won the match with the last wicket remaining. Mathews scored an unbeaten 77 from 127 deliveries.

Low Points

Angelo Mathews had taken over the reigns from Mahela Jayawardene. Legends like Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara retired from the national side and left huge holes in the team. They also saw the downfall of their bowling legend Lasith Malinga. The transition was not easy for Sri Lanka.

Another low point of his career was when he suffered a hamstring injury in 2015 and had to give up bowling for almost a year and a half. Angelo played as a pure batsman in that period and Sri Lanka missed his services dearly.

Club Career

The 30-year-old played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2010 edition of the IPL. He scored only 233 runs in 11 innings with the bat and picked up only 8 wickets in the 12 innings he bowled. He played for the Pune Warriors India from 2011 to 2013 editions.

He missed the next edition of the IPL and played for the Delhi Daredevils (DD) in 2015. He again missed the tournament in 2016 and continued to play for DD in 2017. Mathews will once again miss out IPL in 2018.

In the Sri Lanka Premier League, the Colombo star played for Nagenahira Nagas in 2012.


Angelo Mathews led the Sri Lankan team in 34 Tests from 8 March 2013 to 12 January 2017. They managed to win 13, lost 15 and drew 6 matches. They managed to win series against Bangladesh (twice), England, Pakistan and West Indies. Also, they whitewashed Australia 3-0 at home.

In the ODI format, Mathews captained for 99 matches from 4 August 2012 to 17 January 2018. They won 47 and lost 46 matches under him. They managed to beat South Africa, Bangladesh (whitewash), Ireland (twice), England (twice), Pakistan and West Indies.

They won the Asia Cup in 2014 in Bangladesh with the other teams being India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

In T20Is, Mathews led the national side in only 12 matches from 3 June 2012 to 22 January 2017. They won 4 and lost 7 matches. They beat the mighty Australian side in Australia in a 2-match bilateral series.


Angelo is involved in the highest ninth wicket partnership in ODI cricket. Along with Lasith Malinga, the duo added 132 runs against Australia in 2010.

He recorded most ODI wins as captain in the year 2014. Sri Lanka won 20 ODIs out of 32.

In 2016, he became the first player to play in 50 T20I innings without getting out for a duck.

Angelo Mathews News

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