Injury rules Mathews out of Australia tour


Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews will miss the rest of his side's tour of Australia after sustaining a calf injury, with the final one-day international of the series set to be played at Pallekele on Sunday.

Batsman Upul Tharanga has been recalled to the squad for the match, while Niroshan Dickwella and Dasun Shanaka have also been added as Sri Lanka seek to restore some pride as they trail 3-1.

Thisara Perera and Lakshan Sandakan have been released from the for the last ODI, with a pair of Twenty20 internationals to come on September 6 and 9.

Mathews posted an injury update on his Twitter account, insisting he be playing again "soon" and is targeting Sri Lanka's upcoming tour of Zimbabwe to make his comeback.

"Quick thumbs up to all who wanted to know my status," the skipper wrote. "Will be back on the field soon. Will keep you posted."