Sri Lanka’s Mathews doubtful for 2nd ODI
BIRMINGHAM: Sri Lanka were left sweating on the wellness of commander Angelo Mathews for the second one-day worldwide against England after the all rounder was evaluated 70 percent taking after Thursday s hone session.
Friday’s match at Edgbaston is a day night conflict, beginning at 1300 GMT so the sightseers do have somewhat additional time in which key all rounder Mathews can show he has recouped completely from a hamstring strain.
The harm implied Mathews was off the field when England tailender Liam Plunkett struck the last bundle of the match for six to seal a staggering tie in Tuesday’s opening challenge of a five match arrangement at Trent Bridge.
By that stage, Mathews had as of now underlined his value to Sri Lanka by top scoring with 73 in a sum of 286 for nine and afterward bringing two early wickets with his medium pace as England caved in to 30 for four and 82 for six.
On the off chance that he is sidelined on Friday, off-spinner Suraj Randiv is liable to come into the group with wicket guardian Dinesh Chandimal assuming control as skipper.
Mathews took no part in the squad s full practice session at Edgbaston in Birmingham focal England on Thursday however did some extending before having the capacity to keep running at an expected 70 percent by a group representative and after that putting his cushions on to confront a tennis ball on the outfield.
Prior opener Danushka Gunathilaka stressed Mathews s significance to Sri Lanka by saying He s the key man in the center request for us and he played a splendid thump (at Trent Bridge).
He’s critical for our next four matches and we trust he will get well soon and play the following one.
Gunathilaka set to win his tenth ODI top on Friday said Mathews s counsel had been useful in his juvenile universal profession.
He gave me a considerable measure of certainty that has been truly useful to me he said.
Gunathilaka oversaw just nine at Nottingham’s Trent Bridge on Tuesday before being gotten behind off left arm paceman David Willey.