Captain Mathews named SLC Cricketer of the Year!


An outstanding year as a Test batsman, ODI allrounder and captain saw Angelo Mathews reap the Cricketer of the Year prize at the Sri Lanka Cricket awards.

Mathews also won the Best ODI Batsman and ODI Allrounder awards, and got a joint nod for the Test Batsman prize alongside Kumar Sangakkara.

Kumar Sangakkara was also named the most popular cricketer for the 3rd consecutive year.

Rangana Herath was the Best Test Bowler for the third year running, for his 60 wickets from 10 matches in the qualifying period.

Lasith Malinga took home the ODI and T20 bowling prizes, having also captained Sri Lanka to a World T20 victory, while Thisara Perera and Kusal Perera won awards for T20 Allrounder and Batsman respectively.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella was SLC's Emerging Player of the Year, thanks to a bright start in Tests.

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