Angelow Mathews in for Matheesha Pathirana

All-rounder Angelo Mathews has been picked to replace injured seamer Matheesha Pathirana in the 15-man World Cup squad, team sources confirmed.

His name has been sent to the ICC Event Technical Committee for approval before an official announcement is made.

The decision was reached this morning and Mathews was preferred over seamer Dushamantha Chameera. This is to strengthen the fragile middle-order batting.
Mathews and Chameera linked up with the team last Friday, ahead of Sri Lanka’s fourth league game against Netherlands in Lucknow.

Sri Lanka are presently in the 9th position on the points table, having lost their first three games against South Africa, Pakistan and Australia.

Sri Lanka Captain Dasun Shanaka has already been ruled out of the tournament with a quadriceps tear and was replaced by Chamika Karunaratne.