Sanath Jayasuriya Steps Up as Sri Lanka’s Interim Head Coach

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Sanath Jayasuriya Steps Up as Sri Lanka's Interim Head Coach

Sanath Jayasuriya, a former Sri Lankan captain, has been named as interim head coach of the men’s national cricket team. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced the announcement on Monday, July 8, in an official press release. Jayasuriya, who has previously served as SLC’s cricket consultant, begins his new role immediately and will continue there until the end of Sri Lanka’s tour of England in September.

The decision to choose Jayasuriya follows the resignations of head coach Chris Silverwood and consultant Mahela Jayawardene, both of whom resigned following Sri Lanka’s poor performance in the T20 World Cup. Jayasuriya’s first task as temporary head coach will be a white-ball home series against India, consisting of three ODIs and three T20Is, beginning on July 27.

SLC CEO Ashley de Silva expressed optimism about Jayasuriya’s appointment, emphasizing his vast international cricket experience. “Sanath brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table, making him the ideal candidate to lead our national team during this interim period,” de Silva remarked in the press release. The cricket board is hopeful that Jayasuriya’s leadership will provide much-needed stability and drive a resurgence in Sri Lankan cricket over the coming months.

Sanath Jayasuriya Cricket Stats

Batting Records

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test11018814697334040.071068365.271433191059
ODI445433151343018932.131472391.22280681500270
T20I313036298823.3487129.160047623
IPL3030276811427.43532144.361048439

Bowling Records

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test11014081883366985/349/742.4734.3583.5520
ODI44536814874118713236/296/294.7936.7546.0540
T20I3124371456193/213/217.3724.019.5300
IPL3021294390133/143/147.9630.022.6200

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