Angelo Mathews replaces Pathirana in Sri Lanka squad

Veteran Angelo Mathews has been called up to Sri Lanka’s World Cup 2023 squad in lieu of Matheesha Pathirana.

The International Cricket Council sent a news release stating, “Mathews, who has played 221 ODIs, was named as a replacement after Pathirana failed to recover from a shoulder injury sustained during a warm-up match and was subsequently ruled out of the tournament.”

The news is somewhat of a boost for Sri Lanka, who are currently positioned ninth in the standings and have lost three of their past four games.
After being called up to the team as a travelling reserve, Mathews took part in the practice sessions in Bengaluru, where Sri Lanka will play England on Thursday, October 26.
The team suffered a setback when captain Dasun Shanaka, who is undergoing group therapy, had to pull out of the competition due to a thigh injury. Then, Chamika Karunaratne was added to the group. The team’s second injury replacement is currently Mathews.


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