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Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka after Angelo Mathews departs

Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka after Angelo Mathews departs

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president Thilanga Sumathipala said the board had accepted Mathews` resignation following a shock one-day series defeat by Zimbabwe, which the all-rounder described as one of the lowest points of his career.

Dinesh Chandimal replaces Angelo Mathews as Sri Lankan cricket captain

Dinesh Chandimal replaces Angelo Mathews as Sri Lankan cricket captain

Mathews had decided to step down following what he described as one of the lowest points in his career. This was the ODI series loss against Zimbabwe. Lowly-ranked Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka 3-2 in the five-match ODI series.

Angelo Mathews reconsidering role as Sri Lanka captain after Zimbabwe low

Angelo Mathews reconsidering role as Sri Lanka captain after Zimbabwe low

Sikandar Raza`s stellar all-round display guided Zimbabwe to their first one-day international series win over hosts Sri Lanka with a nervous three-wicket victory in the fifth and final match at Hambantota on Monday.

SL vs ZIM: All-rounder Sikandar Raza stars in Zimbabwe's historic series victory over Sri Lanka

Taking the series 3-2 in Hambantota, 11th-ranked Zimbabwe registered its maiden series win in Sri Lanka, and first overseas triumph in eight years.

SL vs ZIM: It's one of the lowest points in my career, and a hard one to swallow, says Angelo Mathews

SL vs ZIM: It's one of the lowest points in my career, and a hard one to swallow, says Angelo Mathews

Under Mathews, Sri Lanka have won an away Test series against England, and a home Test series against Australia. However, their performance in limited-overs cricket has been dismal since the 2015 World Cup.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: We didn't hold on to our catches, says Angelo Mathews

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: We didn't hold on to our catches, says Angelo Mathews

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews blamed his butterfingered fielders for the three-wicket loss against Pakistan which ended their campaign at the ICC Champions Trophy here today.

Pak vs SL: After jinxing Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, Pakistani journalist Zainab Abbas takes selfie with Angelo Mathews

Pak vs SL: After jinxing Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, Pakistani journalist Zainab Abbas takes selfie with Angelo Mathews

Zainab Abbas' cursed selfies have become the talk of the town in ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka - As it happened...

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka - As it happened...

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets with 31 balls remaining and knocked them out of the tournament at Sophia Garden, Cardiff, today.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: After upset wins, Pakistan, Sri Lanka square off for semi-final spot – Preview

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: After upset wins, Pakistan, Sri Lanka square off for semi-final spot – Preview

Both the teams lost their opening matches but bounced back into the reckoning after producing two of the tournament's biggest upsets so far.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Grateful we could bring smiles in times of tragedy, says Angelo Mathews

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Grateful we could bring smiles in times of tragedy, says Angelo Mathews

"It was very pleasing for us to give them a win because we had some terrible times in the recent past, especially with losing a lot of lives due to floods and we are very grateful that we could give them (Sri Lankan people) a (reason to) smile," the soft-spoken Sri Lanka skipper said at the post- match conference here last night.

Ind vs SL: Twitterati hail Sri Lanka after stunning win over star-studded Men in Blue in ICC Champions Trophy

Ind vs SL: Twitterati hail Sri Lanka after stunning win over star-studded Men in Blue in ICC Champions Trophy

All four teams in the Group B now have two points going into the last round of games in which India will play top-ranked South Africa on Sunday, while Sri Lanka will meet Pakistan on Monday.

CT 2017, Ind vs SL: Kumar Sangakkara inspired Sri Lanka's stunning win over India, says Angelo Mathews

CT 2017, Ind vs SL: Kumar Sangakkara inspired Sri Lanka's stunning win over India, says Angelo Mathews

Sangakkara is retired from international duty, but the legendary Sri Lanka batsman is currently playing for Surrey and he took the opportunity to spend some time with his country`s emerging youngsters before Thursday`s crucial clash with India.

ICC Champions Trophy: Virat Kohli concedes defeat, admits India were outplayed by Sri Lanka

ICC Champions Trophy: Virat Kohli concedes defeat, admits India were outplayed by Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka chased down the stiff target in 48.4 overs to register an unexpected win.

ICC CT 2017, IND vs SL: Sri Lanka secure stunning 7-wicket win to give Group B interesting makeover

ICC CT 2017, IND vs SL: Sri Lanka secure stunning 7-wicket win to give Group B interesting makeover

Set a challenging target of 322 runs, the Lankans rode on half-centuries from Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka to cross the line in 48.3 overs and register their first win the tournament.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India vs Sri Lanka – Preview, Live Streaming, TV Listings, Date, Time, Venue, Squads

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India vs Sri Lanka – Preview, Live Streaming, TV Listings, Date, Time, Venue, Squads

The Sr Lankan side that has been 'said to be still in a rebuilding state' will aim to mend things against the current title holders to stay in contention for the semi-final berth.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Match 3: South Africa vs Sri Lanka — As it happened...

ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Match 3: South Africa vs Sri Lanka — As it happened...

Hashim Amla's classy hundred and a clinical bowling display led by leg-spinner Imran Tahir helped South Africa humble Sri Lanka by 96 runs in a lop-sided Group B clash at ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

Angelo Mathews likely to miss Sri Lanka's ICC Champions Trophy opener against South Africa

Angelo Mathews likely to miss Sri Lanka's ICC Champions Trophy opener against South Africa

In a major blow to Sri Lanka, skipper Angelo Mathews is likely to miss his side`s Champions Trophy opening match against South Africa on Saturday because of a calf injury.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Sri Lanka doesn't mind underdog tag at tournament, says skipper Angelo Mathews

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Sri Lanka doesn't mind underdog tag at tournament, says skipper Angelo Mathews

A joint-winner in 2002, Sri Lanka has only reached the semi-final stage once since, getting to the last four in the 2013 edition, also in England.

Angelo Mathews, Shreyas Iyer join Delhi Daredevils squad ahead of Kings XI Punjab tie

Angelo Mathews, Shreyas Iyer join Delhi Daredevils squad ahead of Kings XI Punjab tie

Mathews was out with a hamstring injury, while Iyer was down with Chicken Pox.

#IPL2017: Delhi Daredevils batsman Shreyas Iyer ruled out of first few matches due to chicken pox

#IPL2017: Delhi Daredevils batsman Shreyas Iyer ruled out of first few matches due to chicken pox

Delhi Daredevils have already lost Quinton de Kock and JP Duminy for the entire tournament, while Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews will miss majority of the season due to a hamstring injury.