Sri Lanka's big claim before the series against India, made this great player the head coach

Jayasuriya's first term as head coach will include three T20 Internationals and three ODIs against India from July 27.

Jul 8, 2024 - 18:05
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Sri Lanka's big claim before the series against India, made this great player the head coach
Sri Lanka's big claim before the series against India, made this great player the head coach

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) has appointed former captain Sanath Jayasuriya as interim head coach of the squad ahead of the limited-overs home series against India later this month. Jayasuriya succeeds Chris Silverwood, who resigned for personal reasons after the team's disappointing performance in the T20 World Cup.

Rohit-Virat is gone, now who will be the opener of the T20 team, these 4 players are the biggest contenders, the Sri Lankan team captained by Wanindu Hasaranga was eliminated from the first round of the T20 World Cup 2024. It lost to Bangladesh and South Africa. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has said in a statement that Jayasuriya will serve in this position until the completion of Sri Lanka's tour of England in September 2024.

Jayasuriya's first term as head coach will include three T20 Internationals and three ODIs against India starting July 27. He is currently working as Sri Lanka Cricket's full-time 'cricket consultant'. Sri Lanka Cricket CEO Ashley de Silva said, "Until we find a permanent solution, Sanath will continue to guide the national team with his international cricket experience."

From 1991 to 2007, Jayasuriya played 110 Test matches, scoring 6973 runs at an average of 40.07 with the help of 14 centuries and 31 half-centuries. The left-hander scored 13,430 runs in 445 ODIs at an average of 32.36 with the help of 28 centuries and 68 half-centuries. He played an important role in Sri Lanka's victory in the 1996 ODI World Cup.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer