England Vs Sri Lanka: Announced retirement 2 years ago! Now took a wicket on the third ball of the World Cup..

England vs Sri Lanka: A player took a wicket on his third ball at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Interestingly, the same player was thinking of retiring from limited overs cricket two years ago. However, this year i.e. 2023 he was given a chance and now he has also been included in the World Cup team.

back from retirement

The player being mentioned is none other than fast bowler Angelo Mathews. Angelo had decided to retire from all forms of international cricket in 2021. He also gave a statement in this regard. He missed chances even in limited overs. Now he got a chance to play ODI in March this year. He was named as a reserve player for the ongoing World Cup. Now he got a chance in the team due to the injury of Matisha Pathirana and played his first match in the tournament against England. Angelo took the wicket on his third ball in the match.

condition of england

England captain Jos Buttler won the toss and decided to bat first. Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow made a partnership of 45 runs for the first wicket. Then Sri Lanka got success in the 7th over, when David Malan (28) was sent to the pavilion by Angelo Mathews in the 7th over of the innings. After this, the England team’s wickets kept falling and half the team returned to the pavilion after 85 runs. Mathews also took a wicket in the 25th over of the innings. He got Moeen Ali (15) caught out by Kusal Perera. This decision was also taken by the third umpire after watching the video replays several times.

Great performance with the bat too

36-year-old Angelo Mathews is playing the 222nd ODI of his career. He has taken a total of 120 wickets so far in this format. In ODI matches, he has scored 5865 runs with the help of 3 centuries and 40 half-centuries. He has scored 7361 runs in Test and 1148 runs in T20I.