Mathews is recovering from a hamstring injury that cut short his tour of South Africa and forced him to return home. A SLC media release states that Mathews may be available for the one-day
series against Bangladesh that follows afterwards.
recovering from an injury and Upul Tharanga who filled the void as captain when Mathews and Chandimal were both ruled out of the South African one-day series are the front runners to captain Sri Lanka in the two Tests against Bangladesh.(Sunday Observer)