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Major blow for Sri Lanka ahead of their first match

Sri Lanka’s captain Angelo Mathews is set to miss the opener against South Africa due to calf-injury.

Vice-Captain Upul Tharanga is likely to lead the team in their first match against South Africa in the ICC Champions Trophy.

An SlC release said,

 

 

 

 

Mathews had complained of stiffness and pain, prompting the team management to conduct radiographic investigations, which revealed a strain on the muscle, He will engage in supervised recovery over the next few days but will most likely sit out the first group stage match.

 

 

 

It will be a major blow for Sri Lanka if the Captain is side-lined for longer spell.

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