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Mathews out of Bangladesh ODI due to injury

Sri Lanka have started their tri-nation series with a defeat against Zimbabwe. With all sorts of pressure already, Sri Lanka will take on the hosts Bangladesh on Friday and the skipper Angelo Mathews is likely to miss the match. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ অনিশ্চিত ম্যাথিউস, অধিনায়ক চান্দিমাল!]

In the last year after losing a series with Zimbabwe, Mathews quit captaincy but after the arrival of Chandika Hathurusingha, Mathews became the captain once again after the coach requested him.

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Mathews’ captaincy life again began with that Zimbabwe and it began with a defeat. Mathews scored 42 runs in that match and also got injured. He is now likely to miss the match against Bangladesh on Friday.

Sri Lanka’s batting coach Thilan Samaraweera said in the press conference: “Mathews is now in observation for 24 hours. Then we will be sure if he can play tomorrow or not. But we are not aware of the exact place he got injured. It might be hamstring or cramping.”

The third match of the tri-nation series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will start on 12pm at the Mirpur Shere-e-Bangla National stadium.

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