Who is Angelo Mathews and what is his net worth 2018? Nicknamed ‘Kaluwa’, Angelo Mathews was born in Colombo on June 2, 1987, to Burgher mother Monica Mathews and Tamil father Tyronne Mathews. He completed his formal education at St. Joseph’s College, Colombo. He has a brother Trevin Mathews, who was also an all-rounder cricketer and a sister Elaine Melinda. He is a follower of Roman Catholic faith and became first Josephian to be appointed as captain of Sri Lanka’s national cricket team in all formats.
Angelo Mathews is married to his long-time partner Heshani Silva and the wedding reception which was held on July 18, 2013, at Cinnamon Grand Hotel as attended by who’s who of Sri Lanka including the then President of Sri Lanka, Mr. Mahindra Rajapaksa.
Angelo debuted against Zimbabwe on December 31, 2008, in international ODIs and against Pakistan on July 4, 2009, in international Test matches. He is an all-rounder player in cricket and captained the Sri Lankan team during their whitewash to Australia, which is the only whitewash by a Sri Lankan team to a major test playing country. He has acclaimed the praise for his match-winning innings during his career as right-handed mid order batsman. He is also a right-handed medium-pace bowler know specifically for consistency in deliveries.
He also has good track record in international T20s where he maintained the average of 29.08 during his 68 matches with an excellent strike rate of 119.24. He also took 36 wickets with the economy of 6.74 in his 68 T20s. This is the reason why he is one of the most sought after player in IPL matches and won the bid of Rupees. 2 Crore for IPL-2017 by Delhi Daredevils.
At the age of 29 years and some more days, Angelo holds some of the promising records. His first notable record is of highest partnership for the ninth wicket in ODIs with Lasith Malinga against Australia when the duo scored 132 runs, in November 2010. He also holds the records for most wins, winning 20 out of 32 ODIs in a year, as the captain of Sri Lankan Cricket team with a winning average of 62.50.
Apart from winning several man of the match and man of the series awards in all forms of cricket, Anglo won some notable awards during his career.
• Wisden India’s cricketer of the year award for 2015.
• ODI All-rounder of the year award at Annual Sri Lanka Cricket Awards-2016.
• Cricketer of the year, test batsman of the year, ODI batsman of the year and ODI All-rounder of the year awards at Annual Sri Lanka Cricket Awards-2016, which are also known as Dialogue Cricket awards.
• He was named as the ‘Personality of the year’ by Living Magazine in November 2010.
Angelo Mathews Net Worth
As the captain of Sri Lankan team and one of the best T20 players Angelo earns a handsome income. His contract with Sri Lankan Cricket Board earns him around $120 thousand as retainer fee and match fees of $5000 per test, $3000 per ODI and $2000 per T20. That will be around $200000. He also earns around $5 lac through IPL.
He is also the brand ambassador of some of the international brands like Samsung, Hewlett-Packard, and Ceylon Cold Stores. Recently he has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Elephant House brand of Ice Creams in Sri Lanka. Angelo Mathews net worth is $7 million.
Angelo is an acclaimed cricketer and well known for his intelligence and situation analysing skills. He has achieved his success through hard work and sheer dedication for the game. But he should keep an eye for his injuries and must try to rejuvenate himself to achieve more success and fame in his career. The Sri Lankan team also needs him for his skills with both bat and ball.