Angelo Mathews Dissapointed With His Own Performance In World Cup

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews was not happy with his performance in the ongoing World Cup 2019 and admitted that he could have put a better batting display in the tournament. Mathews, however, said that his hopes are high to put a dominating performance in Sri Lanka’s final league stage match against India at Headingley in Leeds on Saturday. Former Sri Lanka skipper has managed just 131 runs from six games with a fifty in the ongoing World Cup.

“Yes, I am disappointed with my performance. I was able to get one big score but I missed out, specially in the first three games. I am very disappointed and could have done a lot better than what I have done. But hoping to finish off well” Mathews said.

“Look I am still 32, so I want to play a few more years and look where I am. I want to start bowling soon because that can contribute towards the team in a big way. Unfortunately, I couldn’t build my bowling up before the World Cup and will look to contribute in all departments in the future,” he said.

While everyone has been talking of how India and England are favourites to win the showpiece event, Mathews says it is all about doing well on the day of the match.

“See, India is playing very good cricket, but so is Australia, New Zealand and England. Anyone can beat any team on any given day. It is about playing well on the day,” he pointed.

Mathews wants the boys to play fearless cricket against the Indians at the Headingley Cricket Ground on Saturday and finish on a high.

“I think playing fearless cricket is important and those who have done well is because they have played fearlessly. If the pressure gets to you, you wont make the right decisions and that has happened to all of us at certain points. It all depends on how you handle pressure. It hasn’t been a great tournament but looking to finish well,” he said.

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