Angelo Mathews ruled out of third T20I vs India with hamstring tear

first_imgSri Lanka have been dealt with a huge blow as star all-rounder Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the third and final T20 international against India due to a hamstring injury.The veteran cricketer suffered a grade one hamstring tear during the second T20I between India and Sri Lanka at the Holkar stadium in Indore on Friday.Mathews pulled out of his run-up while bowling the third ball of his third over in the first innings and didn’t take any further part in the match after that.India went on to post 260 for 5 in 20 overs with captain Rohit Sharma top-scoring in the match with 118 off 43 balls. The hosts then restricted Sri Lanka to 172 for 9 with Mathews not coming out to bat for his team.India clinched the series 2-0 with one game remaining which will be played at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on December 24.Confirming the news, Sri Lanka’s team management said that the injury would not only rule out Mathews out of the inconsequential third T20I against India, but will also put him out of action for at least two weeks.The injury means Mathews will also remain doubtful for the start of the forthcoming Bangladesh tour.The right-arm medium pacer has a history of suffering hamstring, calf and ankle injuries.In January this year, he was forced to return home early from the tour of South Africa before remaining out of action for another five months.Mathews made his return from injury lay-off during his side’s Champions Trophy campaign in England, where he featured only as a specialist batsman.advertisementNot only this, Mathews once against suffered a calf injury during a practice session, ahead of the series against Pakistan in UAE in September, and was subsequently ruled out for eight weeks before making a return in India.(With ANI inputs)last_img read more