COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews says his team is eager to send off the retiring Kumar Sangakkara by winning the test series against India starting next week.
Sangakkara has announced he will retire from international cricket after the second game of the three-test series. His last match will be from Aug. 20-24 at P. Sara Oval, Colombo.
Mathews said, "A series win is the best way to send off a player of Sangakkara's caliber."
He said on Wednesday his own participation in the first test starting in Galle next Wednesday is doubtful because he has still not recovered from a wrist sprain.
Fast bowlers Dushmantha Chameera and Suranga Lakmal will miss the series due to injuries, Mathews said.