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Age: 36 Years
Height: 6'

Angelo Mathews

Bio/Wiki
Full nameAngelo Davis Mathews
Nickname(s)• Angie
• Ang
• Kaluwa
• Superman
• Jocka
ProfessionCricketer (All-rounder)
Famous forBeing the first cricketer to be dismissed timed out
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet & inches- 6’
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 85 kg
in pounds- 188 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 44 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
International DebutODI- On 28 November 2008 against Zimbabwe
Test- On 4 July 2009 against Pakistan
T20- On 8 June 2009 against Australia
Jersey Number#69 (Sri Lanka)
Angelo Mathews jersey number 69
Domestic/State Team(s)School Cricket

• St. Joseph's College Under-13
• St. Joseph's College Under-15
• St. Joseph's College Under-16
• St. Joseph's College Under-17
• St. Joseph's College Under-19

First Class/List A/T20

• Colts Cricket Club (2006-present)
• Basnahira North (2008-09)
• Combined Provinces (2011)
• Sri Lanka Board XI (2011-14)
• Kandy District (2018)
• Dambulla District (2018)
• Galle District (2021-present)

Club Cricket

• Club Cricket Conference President's XI (2006)
• Club Cricket Conference (2006)
• Sri Lanka Cricket Academy (2007)
• Sri Lanka Cricket XI (2007)
• Sri Lankans (2010)
• Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy (2010)
• Sri Lanka Board XI (2018)
• Sri Lanka Board President's XI (2018)

Middlesex Premier League

• Stanmore (2006)

Indian Premier League (IPL)

• Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) (2009, 2010)
• Pune Warriors (2012, 2013)
Angelo Mathews in Pune Warriors jersey
• Delhi Daredevils (2015, 2017)
Angelo Mathews in Delhi Daredevils jersey

Sri Lanka Premier League

• Nagenahira Nagas (2012)

Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPL)

• Brothers Union (2013-14)
Angelo Mathews in Brothers Union jersey

Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)

• Comilla Victorians (2017, 2022)

Abu Dhabi T10 League

• Delhi Bulls (2019-20)
Angelo Mathews in Delhi Bulls jersey
• Northern Warriors (2023-24)

Lanka Premier League (LPL)

• Colombo Kings (2020)
Angelo Mathews in Colombo Kings jersey
• Colombo Stars (2022)
Angelo Mathews in Colombo Stars jersey
• B-Love Kandy (2023)
Angelo Mathews in B-Love Kandy jersey

Other Teams

• Sri Lanka Under-15 (2002-03)
• Sri Lanka Under-17 (2003-04)
• Sri Lanka Under-19 (2003-06)
• Sri Lanka Under-23 (2005-06)
• Sri Lanka A (2008-09)
• Sri Lanka (2008-present)
Angelo Mathews in Sri Lanka jersey
Coach/Mentor• Kapila Manohara
• Jerome Jayaratne
Batting StyleRight Handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm medium pace
Records• Became Sri Lanka's youngest-ever Test captain (At the age of 25 years in February 2013)

• Partnered with Lasith Malinga to make the highest ninth-wicket partnership in ODIs (132 runs against Australia on 3 November 2010)
Angelo Mathews with Lasith Malinga (left) after their record partnership for 9th wicket
• Fastest fifty by a Sri Lankan player in the ODI World Cup (In 20 balls against Scotland in the 2015 ODI World Cup)

• First cricketer to be dismissed by timed out (on 6 November 2023 against Bangladesh)
Angelo Mathews (right) after he was dismissed due to time out rule
• Most test sixes for a Sri Lankan cricketer (81 sixes as of November 2023)
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Prince of Wales Trophy in 2006

• Became the youngest Sri Lanka test captain in February 2013

• Named as Captain of ICC Test Team of the Year of 2014

• Most Successful ODI captain of 2014 (62.50 win percentage)

• Named in the Cricbuzz XI of the Year in 2014

• Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2015

• Cricketer of the Year Award by Sri Lanka Cricket in 2015
Angelo Mathews with Cricketer of the Year award
• ICC Men's Player of the Month for May 2022
Angelo Mathews' Player of the Month Award
• Became 6th Sri Lankan cricketer to play 100 tests (in 2022)
Cap given to Angelo Mathews on his 100th test match
• Third Sri Lankan cricketer to score 7000 test runs (in 2023)
Personal Life
Date of Birth2 June 1987 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2023)36 Years
BirthplaceColombo, Sri Lanka
Zodiac signGemini
AutographAngelo Mathews autograph
NationalitySri Lankan
EthnicitySource 1- Tamil from his father's side and Burgher from his mother's side
Source 2- Burgher from his father's side and Sinhalese from his mother's side
HometownColombo, Sri Lanka
SchoolSt. Joseph's College, Colombo
Educational QualificationsHigh School
ReligionChristianity (Roman Catholic) [1]Instagram - Angelo Mathews
Food HabitNon-vegetarian [2]Instagram - Angelo Mathews
Hobbies• Going to beaches & surfing
Angelo Mathews surfing on a beach
• Playing golf and billiards
Angelo Mathews playing billiards
Angelo Mathews talking a selfie while playing golf
• Gymming
A few photos of Angelo Mathews during a gym session
• Playing Guitar
Angelo Mathews playing guitar
ControversyDeclining central contract [3]ThePapare.com [4]Aaj Tak
Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) Board offered him a central contract in July 2021 which he did not accept due to the decision by team management to drop him from the ODIs. Mathews later informed the board that he might retire from the international cricket due to such decisions of management.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsHeshani Silva
Angelo Mathews with Heshani Silva (right)
Marriage Date18 July 2013
Angelo Mathews with Heshani Silva (right) on their wedding day
Family
Wife/SpouseHeshani Silva
Angelo Mathews with his wife
ChildrenSon- 1
• Angelo Durant Mathews (Eldest)
Daughter- 3
Angelo Mathews with his daughters
ParentsFather- Tyronne Mathews (Cricket Coach)
Mother- Monica Mathews (Homemaker)
Angelo Mathews (wearing cap) with his parents, wife, and children
SiblingsBrother- Trevin Suresh Mathews (Elder, former cricketer)
Sister- Melinda Mathew (Younger, married to Dharshan Selvam)
Angelo Mathews with his sister, Melinda Mathew
Angelo Mathews' sister, Melinda Mathew, with her husband, Dharshan Selvam
Other RelativesFather-in-law- Prasanna Silva (Architect)
Mother-in-law- Shyama De Silva (Homemaker)
Sisters-in-law- 2
• Prashani De Silva (Lives in USA)
• Shenali De Silva (IT professional)
Favourites
Cricketer(s)Jacques Kallis, Garfield Sobers
Sports PersonalityRoger Federer
Food(s)Chicken, Sri Lankan Samosa
BeverageCold Coffee
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$5 million (Rs 41.6 crores)
Angelo Mathews bowling

Some Lesser Known Facts About Angelo Mathews

  • Angelo Mathews is a Sri Lankan cricketer who has also served as the captain in various tournaments. He was a member of the 2014 T20 World Cup-winning squad of Sri Lanka. He became the first cricketer to be dismissed timed out in international cricket.
  • During his childhood, he used to play cricket and athletics and competed in provincial and national athletic tournaments in hurdles and 100-meter events; however, his family liked cricket more and the training sessions of both games started to clash, hence he chose cricket and became a professional cricketer.

    Angelo Mathews (second from right) during his school days as an athlete

    Angelo Mathews (second from right) during his school days as an athlete

  • He started playing in school cricket and played in many teams of St. Joseph’s College, Colombo. On 10 November 2006, he made his first-class debut for Colts Cricket Club, and on 28 February 2007, he played his first T20 match for the same club. On 16 September 2005, he played his debut List A (one-day) match.

    Angelo Mathews (sitting, second from left) during a domestic tournament

    Angelo Mathews (sitting, second from left) during a domestic tournament

  • Angelo Mathews was nicknamed Jocka during his school days as he wore his underwear over his tights.

    Angelo Mathews (bottom row, second from left) during his school days

    Angelo Mathews (bottom row, second from left) during his school days

  • Mathews’ wife, Heshani Silva, knew Angelo Mathews when she was studying at St. Bridget’s Convent, Colombo. She often met him at the badminton tournaments as she used to play badminton during her teenage years. They dated each other for six and a half years.

    Angelo Mathews with Heshani Silva (left)

    Angelo Mathews with Heshani Silva (left)

  • Mathews’s wedding with Heshani Silva was a star-studded event with then Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa and Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa signing as eyewitnesses. Their marriage was solemnised at St. Mary’s Church in Bambalapitiya with a party at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo on the same day.

    Angelo Mathews with his wife, Heshani Silva, and then Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapaksa (right)

    Angelo Mathews with his wife, Heshani Silva, and then Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapaksa (right)

  • Angelo Mathews captained the Sri Lanka Under-19 team in the 2006 Under-19 World Cup.

    Angelo Mathews during the 2006 Under-19 World Cup

    Angelo Mathews during the 2006 Under-19 World Cup

  • In his debut test match, he scored 42 runs and took 1 wicket for 26 runs in the first innings and made 27 runs and claimed 1 wicket for 13 runs in the second innings. In July 2009, he made his first test fifty by making 64 runs not out against Pakistan. In September 2011, he made his first test century against Australia with a score of 105 runs not out. He scored his maiden double-century in January 2020 with 200 runs not out against Zimbabwe. He played his 100th test match against Pakistan in July 2022.
    Angelo Mathews playing in a test match

    Angelo Mathews playing in a test match

    Angelo Mathews being honoured on the occasion of his 100th test match

    Angelo Mathews being honoured on the occasion of his 100th test match

  • Mathews got out on a duck on his ODI debut and failed to take any wicket for 24 runs. He made his first ODI half-century on 12 January 2009 by scoring 52 runs not out against Zimbabwe. On 12 September 2009, he achieved his first 5-wicket haul with 6 wickets for 20 runs against India. On 16 November 2014, he scored his maiden ODI hundred with 139 runs not out against India and claimed 2 wickets for 33 runs.

    Angelo Mathews with Nuwan Kulasekara (right) during an ODI match

    Angelo Mathews with Nuwan Kulasekara (right) during an ODI match

  • In the 2011 ODI World Cup held in India, he scored 94 runs in 8 matches at an average of 31.33 and a strike rate of 104.44 and took 6 wickets. He made 195 runs in 7 matches at an average of 39 and a strike rate of 89.86 and claimed 6 wickets in the 2015 ODI World Cup held in Australia. He made 244 runs in 7 matches in the 2019 ODI World Cup, held in England, at an average of 40.67 and a strike rate of 77.71 and took 1 wicket. In the 2023 ODI World Cup held in India, he scored 51 runs in 5 matches at an average of 12.75 and a strike rate of 65.38 and claimed 6 wickets.

    Angelo Mathews fielding during an ODI World Cup match

    Angelo Mathews fielding during an ODI World Cup match

  • In his debut T20 match, Mathews took 1 wicket for 10 runs. He made 81 runs not out against New Zealand on 10 January 2016.

    Angelo Mathews playing during a T20I match

    Angelo Mathews playing during a T20I match

  • Mathews scored 75 runs in 7 matches at an average of 75 and a strike rate of 153.06 and took 5 wickets in the 2009 T20I World Cup held in England. In the 2010 ODI World Cup held in West Indies, he made 119 runs in 6 matches at an average of 23.80 and a strike rate of 121.43 and claimed 3 wickets. In the 2012 T20I World Cup held in Sri Lanka, he made 51 runs in 7 matches at an average of 25.50 and a strike rate of 124.39 and claimed 4 wickets.

    Angelo Mathews celebrating after dismissing Lendl Simmons in the semifinal of the 2009 T20 World Cup

    Angelo Mathews celebrating after dismissing Lendl Simmons in the semifinal of the 2009 T20 World Cup

  • Angelo Mathews scored 100 runs in 6 matches at an average of 33.33 and a strike rate of 142.86 and took 5 wickets in the 2014 T20 World Cup which was Sri Lanka’s first T20 World Cup title. In the 2016 T20I World Cup held in India, he scored 114 runs in 3 matches at an average of 114 and a strike rate of 118.75 and took 1 wicket.

    Angelo Mathews celebrating with Kumar Sangakkara (right) after winning the 2014 T20 World Cup

    Angelo Mathews celebrating with Kumar Sangakkara (right) after winning the 2014 T20 World Cup

  • He became the T20 captain of Sri Lanka for the first time in October 2012 and became ODI and test captain in February 2013. In July 2017, he quit his captaincy. He became the T20 and ODI captain from January 2018 to September 2018 for the second time.

    Angelo Mathews with Steve Smith (right) before Warne–Muralitharan Trophy when he was the captain of Sri Lanka

    Angelo Mathews with Steve Smith (right) before Warne–Muralitharan Trophy when he was the captain of Sri Lanka

  • While batting against Australia in Dambulla on 31 August 2016, he was hit by a bouncer from Scott Boland which broke the protective strap of his helmet after which he was seen rubbing the back of his head before physio Paul Klarenaar came into the field to assess any injury chances. [5]Sportstar

    Angelo Mathews on the ground after being hit by a bouncer of Scott Boland

    Angelo Mathews on the ground after being hit by a bouncer of Scott Boland

  • In 2018, he did ten pushups and flexed his biceps after completing his century on the 4th day of the first test against New Zealand,  which took his father and fans by surprise.

    Angelo Mathews flexing his biceps (above) and doing pushups after making a century

    Angelo Mathews flexing his biceps (above) and doing pushups after making a century

  • Mathews captained the B-Love Kandy team to win their first Lanka Premier League (LPL) title in 2023 and hit 25 runs off 21 deliveries in the final.

    Angelo Mathews with Wanindu Hasaranga (right) after winning the first Lanka Premier League Trophy for B-Love Kandy

    Angelo Mathews with Wanindu Hasaranga (right) after winning the first Lanka Premier League Trophy for B-Love Kandy

  • Angelo Mathews started a fundraising campaign named the Little Hearts Project in 2021 for Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital in Colombo through which he raised around $3.5 million. [6]NewsWire [7]Instagram – Angelo Mathews To make people aware of the fundraiser, he also walked the ramp in a fashion show.
    Angelo Mathews (right) during the promotion of Little Hearts Project

    Angelo Mathews (right) during the promotion of the Little Hearts Project

    Angelo Mathews during a fashion show

    Angelo Mathews during a fashion show

  • On 6 November 2023, during the match against Bangladesh in the 2023 ODI World Cup, Angelo Mathews was coming out to bat after the dismissal of Sadeera Samarawickrama when he was given out due to the timed out rule which is ICC Law 40.1.1 and states that ‘After the fall of a wicket or the retirement of a batter, the incoming batter must, unless time has been called, be ready to receive the ball, or for the other batter to be ready to receive the next ball within 2 minutes of the dismissal or retirement.’

    Angelo Mathews during the match against Bangladesh when he was given time out

    Angelo Mathews during the match against Bangladesh when he was given time out

  • After coming out in the ground, when he was tightening his helmet strap, it broke off which caused him to ask for another helmet due to which he got late to come on the crease. Bangladeshi player Najmul Hossain Shanto discussed the timing delay with his captain Shakib Al Hasan who then went to the umpire and appealed for Mathews’ dismissal. Umpires Marais Erasmus and Richard Illingworth did not consider Shakib’s appeal seriously at first; however, they later gave Mathews out after which he left the field. [8]The Indian Express

    Angelo Mathews talking to umpires after his time out dismissal

    Angelo Mathews talking to umpires after his time-out dismissal

  • Many cricket fans got angry after seeing the dismissal and accused Bangladeshi players of not playing as per the spirit of the game. A few days after his dismissal, Mathews tweeted a video showing there were still 5 seconds when he was given out and requested ICC to give justice to him. Traffic wings of several Indian police departments posted meme messages on social media highlighting the importance of a good helmet. [9]The Economic Times

    A tweet by Odisha State Transport Authority citing Mathews' timed out to raise awareness about wearing helmets

    A tweet by Odisha State Transport Authority citing Mathews’ timed out to raise awareness about wearing helmets

  • He is fond of dogs and has a pet dog named Abby.

    Angelo Mathews with his pet dog

    Angelo Mathews with his pet dog