Sri Lanka’s white-ball captain Angelo Mathews believes a new rehabilitation process on the lower half of his body will help him stay injury free in 2018.
Mathews has been plagued by a series of hamstring, quadriceps and ankle injuries and missed out on a large portion of cricket.
There was new hope when he accepted the team’s white ball captaincy ahead of the tour of Bangladesh having stepped down from the role six months ago.
However, after just one game in Bangladesh, he was forced to return home as the old hamstring injury resurfaced.
Mathews told Cricbuzz “with my injuries, we have now changed the strategy. In the past, as soon as I had got fit, I had gone and played. In the past, I have rushed back to playing before the scars are fully healed. I am able to run and train and do other activities at the moment. But the game intensity is quite different and our stance is different now”.