Mathews wants Sri Lanka to warm to spirit of 2014

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

AC SHAHUL HAMEED COLOMBO— Sri Lanka cap­tain An­gelo Mathews feels for Sri Lankan fans. I up­set that his team has let the fans down in the last few months as the na­tional team’s per­for­mances I new lows.

In the Asia Cup and the ICC World T 20 as de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons had early exit in both com­pe­ti­tions. They only beat Afghanistan and the United Arab Emi­rates by nar­row mar­gin.

“We are try­ing hard to make im­prove­ments and I urge the fans to watch the matches and keep sup­port­ing “Mathews told the me­dia be­fore the de­par­ture to Lon­don.

When Sri Lanka toured Eng­land last time in 2014 they won the se­ries 1 – 0 . Whether its Test or ODI we need to be pos­i­tive from the start and our ap­proach is go­ing to be vi­tal” Mathews said. Mathews was named ‘ Man of the Se­ries’ last time in Eng­land. May 13: Warm up game against Le­ices­ter­shire at Chelms­ford. May 19: May 23 : First Test at Leeds. May 27: May 31 : Sec­ond Test at Chester- leStreet. June 19: June 13 : Third Test at Leeds. June 9: June 13 : Third Test at Lords. June 16: First ODI against Ire­land. June 18: Sec­ond ODI against Ire­land. June 21: First ODI against Eng­land in Not­ting­ham. June 24: Sec­ond ODI against Eng­land at Birm­ing­ham, June 26: Third ODI against Eng­land at Bris­tol. June 29: Fourth ODI against Eng­land at the Oval. July 2: Fifth ODI against Eng­land at Cardiff, July 5: T- 20 against Eng­land at Southamp­ton.

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