Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 7:20
Mathews tips seamers to sweeten Jayawardene's farewell
Angelo Mathews says that they will do their best to send off Mahela Jayawardana in a magnificent way.
He added that they sent off both Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardana in a glorious manner in Bangladesh by winning the World T20, so if they can send Mahela off by winning all four Tests, against South Africa and Pakistan, they will do their best to do so.
Mathews added that Jayawardana has been tremendous for them in the past 15 years or so, scoring a lot of runs, and his contribution to the team is unbelievable.
Mathews also said that Sri Lanka has strived to prepare for Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara's exits by grooming young batsmen over the past 18 months, but the team will nonetheless feel Jayawardene's departure keenly.