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Sri Lanka’s injured Mathews ruled out of Bangladesh tour

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Mathews-ruled-out-of-Bangladesh-tourCOLOMBO: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the remainder of the Bangladesh tour due to a hamstring injury, reports said on Tuesday.

Mathews, who picked up the injury during the tri-nation ODI tournament that Sri Lanka won in Bangladesh last month, will miss the second and final Test against the hosts, as well as the two T20 matches that follow.

Mathews, 30, was recently named as Sri Lanka’s captain in the shorter format until the 2019 World Cup.

But he has been beset by injuries and now faces a race against time to be fit for a T20 tri-nation tournament at home involving Bangladesh and India.

The tri-series will be played at Colombo’s R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium from March 8….

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