Mahela Jayawardene to be SL team advisor for T20 WC first round
By Sangeeta Viswas
on Sat Sep 25 2021
Mahela Jayawardene has been added to Sri Lanka’s support staff roster. As a consultant for the Sri Lankan squad for the first round of the Men’s T20 World Cup to be played in the UAE and Oman from October 17.
The former Sri Lanka captain has also been signed. A consultant and patron for the Sri Lanka U-19 team. As it prepares for next year’s World Cup in the Caribbean.
Jayawardene, who has been the head coach of Mumbai Indians since 2017. Sri Lanka, who won the IPL title that year and has won twice since then, will join the Sri Lanka squad soon after the conclusion of the IPL franchise’s bio-bubble in Abu Dhabi.
The IPL final of the tournament is to be held on Oct.15 and Sri Lanka’s first match in the World Cup will take place on October 18 against Namibia. The four teams from the first round will qualify for the top eight teams in the second round, starting October 23. The first round along with Ireland,Netherlands and Namibia.
“He will share his immense condolences and provide invaluable strategic support to the players and the leadership team during the 7-day period from 16-23 October when the team plays Namibia, Ireland and the Netherlands as they seek to qualify for the group The platform is.
As for the condition with the Under-19 team, this would be for five months and, as the board said, in an “honorary capacity”.
The dual appointment took place following a request from the Technical Advisory Committee of the SLC.
“Ashley de Silva CEO of SLC said in a statement, “We are more than pleased to welcome. His into the new role as his presence. With the Sri Lankan team will help players from the U-19 team more than ever.”
“Mahela was reputed for the vast cricketing knowledge he brought to the game. The first as a player, then as a captain, now as a coach for various teams.”
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MahelaJayawardene one of the highest run-getters in the history of the game at 11,814 in Tests. And 12,650 in ODIs – guided Sri Lanka in 38 Tests. As well as 129 in ODIs and 19 T20Is. And was captain when Sri Lanka finished second .
Best West Indies in 2012 T20 World Cup final. After his playing career ended, he turned to coaching, and worked with the England men’s team in addition to franchises in India, Bangladesh and England.