Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews is likely to miss the tour of South Africa due to injury.

Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the tour of South Africa due to a hamstring injury. Mathews was injured while playing with the Colombo Kings in the semi-final of the Lanka Premier League (LPL).

Colombo, IANS. Sri Lanka have suffered a setback ahead of their tour of South Africa. Veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews is reported to have been injured while playing in the domestic T20 league. According to reports, Mathews was injured while playing in a Sri Lankan Premier League match. A Test series will be played between South Africa and Sri Lanka later this month. The first match of the two-Test series is on December 26, Boxing Day.

Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the tour of South Africa due to a hamstring injury. Mathews was injured while playing with the Colombo Kings in the semi-final of the Lanka Premier League (LPL). It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. The first Test of the series will start on December 26. Mathews, however, could return to the Test series against England.

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An English sports website quoted Mathews as saying, ‘The physio has seen the injury and said that maybe it looks like I have gone out of the South Africa series. I will have an MRI and then I will confirm it. ‘Mathews was the captain of the Kings and he has played all nine matches for the team. He was injured in the fourth over on Sunday. Mathews said, ‘The injury situation was created. I wanted to rest myself, but I couldn’t rest in the competition. I also had some problems in the last match.

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