The thrill of playing Test cricket excites Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews

The young Sri Lankan all-rounder, who recently stepped down as Pune Warriors' captain owing to his poor form, said the IPL franchise failed to deliver as a unit which is the reason why it is languishing at the bottom of the points table with just two wins from 11 matches played so far.

updated: May 05, 2013 17:39 IST
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Jaipur: Twenty20 cricket is money-spinning and popular but for Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews, nothing comes close to the thrill of playing Test cricket.

"Test is the ultimate format. I really enjoy playing Test cricket. It's not always as easy as you think, but Test is the ultimate form. And we (Sri Lankans) always enjoy playing Test cricket," Mathews, who leads the Test and ODI side of the country, said.

Mathews, who has been named skipper of Sri Lanka's ODI squad for the Champions Trophy next month, said the team has a right blend of experience of youth and they will give their best shot in the eight-nation tournament.

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