Asia Cup 2014: Angelo Mathews hopes 'big-match player' Mahela Jayawardene fires in final

Coming back from a finger injury, former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene has managed just 36 runs from his last four outings.

updated: March 08, 2014 01:25 IST
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Mirpur: Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews on Friday threw his weight behind an out-of-form Mahela Jayawardene and expressed confidence that the veteran batsman would deliver the goods in the Asia Cup summit showdown against Pakistan in Mirpur on Saturday.

"I am confident he will come out tomorrow and take the Pakistani attack apart. I wish him all the best. I'm sure he'll deliver for us," Mathews told reporters at the pre-match press conference here. (Why worry about Shahid Afridi, asks Lasith Malinga)

Coming back from a finger injury, the former Lankan captain has managed just 36 runs from four outings.

"We know he's a world class player. I believe he's a big-match player," Mathews said at the team hotel as the islanders took a day's rest, having played their last league match against Bangladesh on Thursday night.

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