This is the Player’s profile of Sri Lankan cricketer Angelo Mathews. Know more about his personal and professional life via this article.
Basic Details about Angelo Mathews
Full Name: Angelo Davis Mathews
Nickname(s): Kaluwa and Angie
Date of Birth: 2nd June 1987
Place of Birth: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Professional Details about Angelo Mathews
Batting Style: Right-Hand bat
Bowling Style: Right Arm Fast Medium
Role in the Team: All Rounder and Captain
List A Debut: Sri Lanka U23 Vs New Zealand A at Colombo Police Park Ground on 16th September 2005
First Class Debut: Colombo Cricket Club Vs Colts Cricket Club at Colombo, on 10th November. 2006
Twenty20 Debut: Chilaw Marians Cricket Club Vs Colts Cricket Club at Colombo on 28th February 2007
Twenty20 International Debut: Vs Australia at Nottingham on June 8th, 2009
One Day International Debut: Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club Ground, Harare on 28th November 2008
Test Match Debut: Vs Pakistan at Galle International Stadium, Galle on 4th June 2009
Major Teams Played For: Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka U19, Sri Lanka U23, Basnahira North, Brother’s Union, Colts Cricket Club, Combined Provinces, Pune Warriors India, and Kolkata Knight Riders.
More about Angelo Mathews
Angelo Mathews was born in Colombo to a Tamil father Tyronne Mathews and Sinhalese Mother Monica Mathews. Angelo Mathews took his formal education at St. Joseph’s College in Colombo just like Chaminda Vaas. After making his List A debut against the visiting New Zealand A side, Angelo Mathews was given the responsibility of captaining the U19 Sri Lankan side for the U19 World Cup played in Sri Lanka. Later he made his first-class debut for the Colombo Cricket Club in 2006.
With consistent and better performances Angelo Mathews was then selected for the Sri Lankan national cricket team and was part of the 2014 World Twenty20 team which won the tournament. Angelo Mathews was also part of the 2011 ICC World Cup Sri Lankan team which reached the finals. In February 2013, at the age of 25, Angelo Mathews became the youngest captain to lead the Sri Lankan team.
In the Indian Premier League, Angelo Mathews is an integral part of the two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders – KKR. Previously he was with the Pune Warriors India – PWI.
In 2014, Mathews scored a total of 1160 runs on an average of 77.33. One of the finest games of Mathews is none other than held at Headingley. This particular match transformed the entire match and made Sri Lanks their first Test series in England.
He was also appointed as the captain of the Srilankan team. It was also focused on youth and development by the Sri Lanka selectors. There was a time when Mathews was a successful leader of St. Joseph’s College and the Sri Lanka Under-19 team. Later, he became the head of the new age Sri Lankan cricket team.