Cricket-Sri Lanka skipper Mathews to miss Australia tour

COLOMBO, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews will miss the upcoming Twenty20 series in Australia after injuring his hamstring against South Africa last month. Mathews sustained the injury in a Twenty20 international at Wanderers on Jan. 22, when he completed a half century despite limited mobility to lead Sri Lanka to victory by three-wickets. The selection committee will meet on Tuesday to decide on the composition of the squad and who should replace him as skipper, Sri Lanka Cricket ( said on its website. The Sri Lankans will start the tour against a Prime Minister's XI in Canberra on Feb. 15 before Twenty20s against a weakened Australia team in Melbourne, Geelong and Adelaide. The series has been somewhat devalued by the fact that Australia's top players will be in India preparing for a test series rather than playing against the Sri Lankans. (Reporting by Nick Mulvenney, editing by Amlan Chakraborty)