Angelo Mathews    AFP
Angelo Mathews AFP

Angelo Mathews career has been chequered due to injury. Prof. Arjuna de Silva, the member of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board medical panel, believes the Sri Lankan skipper will need “enough rest” to overcome the frequent hamstring injury problem.

A report from The Lahore Times quotes de Silva, Angelo Mathews is our key player and we can/could not afford him to miss longer .

He was chosen to lead the team keeping our long-term plan. Unfortunately he will be missing the two matches (Chandimal led the side against Bangladesh on including the next tie against Zimbabwe on Sunday). Hopefully he will play the remaining matches on this tour .

We also hope he will play the tri-nation series (Independence Cup) in Sri Lanka but will take few weeks rest before our team departs for West Indies in June .

He needs no surgery but will have enough rest before that tour and we have no competitive cricket during the time , Prof. Arjuna added.

Sri Lanka have lost against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in the ongoing tri-series.