Injured Mathews returns home
Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews will miss the remainder of the one-day series in India due to a thigh injury.
Last Updated: 19/12/09 11:44am
Sri Lanka have confirmed all-rounder Angelo Mathews will miss the remainder of the one-day series in India.
Mathews suffered a thigh injury during his match-winning knock of 37 not out in the second game of the five-match series in Nagpur on Friday.
He strained his right quadricep while attempting a single and will be out of action for at least a month.
"Angelo Mathews will return home due to the strain he suffered to his right quadricep muscle during the match winning innings last night," the SLC board said.
"Sri Lankan team physio Tommy Simsek is predicting a grade two tear and the healing time is expected take up to four weeks."
Wayamba all-rounder Thissara Perera has been called up as a replacement.
Sri Lanka are already without the services of fast bowlers Thilan Thushara, Dammika Prasad and Dilhara Fernando as well as off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan due to injuries.
The tourists' three-wicket victory in Nagpur levelled the series at 1-1.