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|Angelo Mathews to lead Sri Lanka in T20|
"We are giving Mathews a free hand to captain the T20 side"
Sri Lankan All-rounder, Angelo Mathews was appointed as captain of Sri Lanka’s Twenty20 team for one year(next 12 months). Angelo Mathews will lead Sri Lanka from the upcoming New Zealand tour, Chairman of Selectors Asantha de Mel said.-->
Mathews, 25, the Sri Lanka vice-captain in all three formats of the game, succeeds Mahela Jayawardene who resigned as T20 captain after his side lost this month's World Cup 2012 final to West Indies.
“We are giving Mathews a free hand to captain the T20 side for one year after which we will review his performance,”chief selector Ashantha de Mel said.
Angelo Mathews will be to lead Sri Lanka in a one-off T20 international against New Zealand at Pallekele on October 30,2012. Sri Lanka Fast bowler Lasith Malinga has been named at the T20 vice-captain, also for a one-year term.