Colombo: All-rounder Angelo Mathews was named Sri Lanka's Twenty20 captain for a period of one year, succeeding veteran Mahela Jayawardene, who quit the captaincy after the World Twenty20 final.
Mathews will lead the side in the lone T20 match against New Zealand on October 30 at Pallekele. The 25-year-old Mathews has been vice-captain since July last year.
Fast bowler Lasith Malinga has been named his deputy, also for a one-year term, Sports Ministry announced on Wednesday. Meanwhile, sources in the sports ministry, said that both Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara may be rested for the T20 against the Kiwis.