Sanath Jayasuriya says Sri Lanka won't go by Angelo Mathews' Pune performance

Many Sri Lankans have under-performed in the Indian Premier League, but the 'Matara Marauder' is confident that the national team would be able to do well in next month's Champions Trophy in England and Wales.

updated: May 13, 2013 17:44 IST
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Sri Lanka's national chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya on Friday said he was concerned after Angelo Mathews was dropped as skipper of struggling Pune Warriors in the ongoing Indian Premier League.

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"It is unfortunate that Angelo was dropped as a captain. I think this was a concern for myself being chairman of selector (of Sri Lanka Cricket). He is the Sri Lankan captain in Tests and one-dayers. It was unfortunate. But Angelo has played enough cricket to realise that these things happen in your life. When you play for a franchise, these things happen," Jayasuriya told PTI here.

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