Angelo Mathews has decided to step down from the captainship of the Sri Lanka cricket team in all three formats. He has informed about his decision orally and officials of Sri Lanka Cricket have admitted that Mathews had tendered his resignation. It is stated that he would officially announce his resignation today (12th) after meeting the other members of the cricket team.
Following his side’s 3-2 ODI series loss to Zimbabwe, there were many posts, specially in social media, that Mathews should give up the captaincy.
A Sri Lanka team that toured Zimbabwe under the captaincy of Upul Tharnga was able to win a series in Zimbabwe. This team did not have the services of Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal and Malinga, the senior players in the team. The defeat of the series by a team with senior players has been criticized by fans.
Mathews is a very good all-rounder. He made his international debut against Zimbabwe in November 2008. He is capable of batting anywhere in the middle-order and is a handy medium pace bowler.