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Mathews expected to bowl during ODIs – Ratnayake

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Sri Lanka will be relieved that they will be able to balance the side as former captain Angelo Mathews is set to start bowling during the upcoming limited-over series against India.

“If he is chosen into the ODIs, which I am sure he will, he will bowl. He is practising bowling in the nets already,” Rumesh Ratnayake told journalists on Friday. “Angelo has got a very acute injury. It’s not only the thighs now, it’s gone to the calves as well. We are very cautious of what he does and how he does things. He is managed carefully.

“It was a decision which we had to take. We had to decide whether to go with an extra bowler or with an extra batsman. Since we hadn’t done well in our batting, we wanted to make a better statement establishing a better score,” Ratnayake explained.

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