Sri Lanka Daily News – Sri Lanka, Jan.
- Sri Lanka, Jan.
- Mathews whose career has been plagued by injuries especially below the waist limped off the field while batting in the second innings of the second Test against New Zealand at Christchurch which Sri Lanka were trying to save with a hamstring injury which was later put down to a grade two strain.
- He is expected to be out of action for about four weeks which effectively rules him out of the four one-day matches (3 ODIs and 1 T20I v New Zealand) and the two Tests against Australia later this month.
- “What Mathews should do in Test cricket is to forget his bowling and be a no.
- In November Mathews was axed from the limited-overs squad against England over fitness and run-out issues, but was later recalled to the one-day side against New Zealand.