Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews has got the better of Yuvraj Singh to captain Pune Warriors India for the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League starting April 3. Yuvraj seemed to be in contention for the top job after Australian Test captain Michael Clarke was ruled out of the tournament due to a severe back injury. Mathews, who is Sri Lanka's T20 captain, has been with Pune Warriors for past two years.
Pune Warriors also announced Allan Donald as the head coach of the team while Rob Walters will be the fitness trainer and fielding coach. Praveen Amre will continue to be the assistant coach.
Managing Director of Sahara Adventure Sports Limited Sushanto Roy said on Thursday the decision to appoint Mathews skipper was "unanimous" and taken by senior players and team management.