COLOMBO: Angelo Mathews is reconsidering his position as Sri Lanka captain after the one-day collection loss to Zimbabwe which he considers one of many lowest factors in his profession, the 30-yr-previous has stated.
Sikandar Raza’s stellar all-spherical show guided Zimbabwe to their first One-day Worldwide collection win over hosts Sri Lanka with a nervous three-wicket victory within the fifth and ultimate match at Hambantota on Monday.
Zimbabwe, ranked eleventh, had by no means crushed Sri Lanka earlier than this collection and their triumph is all of the extra particular after they misplaced to Scotland final month and have been crushed by Afghanistan earlier this yr.“It’s one of many lowest factors in my profession, and a tough one to swallow,” Mathews stated after the three-2 collection defeat.
“All the things went towards us, from the toss to misreading the wicket. However there are not any excuses. On the finish of the day we weren’t ok to beat them. They performed higher cricket.”Sri Lanka’s type within the 50-over format has been dismal because the 2015 World Cup they usually have suffered collection defeats towards England, South Africa, Australia and drew towards Bangladesh at residence. Additionally they exited this yr’s Champions Trophy within the group stage.
“Nonetheless haven’t considered stepping down,” Mathews stated. “There’s time. I’ll give it a bit extra thought and speak to the selectors. I haven’t determined something but.“We’ve not been constant. The strain is on all of us. The extra we lose, the extra strain we’re underneath. There isn’t any answer for that and the one answer is profitable. We attempt to win video games, however we commit too many errors.”Sri Lanka, the 1996 world champions, have left the door open for West Indies to pip them within the race for automated qualification for the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.The highest eight ranked sides, together with hosts England, will qualify immediately with the remaining having to undergo a qualification event to make the ten-workforce occasion.
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