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Sri Lanka Cricket Board expressed trust in this veteran, he became the head coach of the team, he once gave a tough time to India

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Sri Lanka cricket: The continuous poor performance of the Sri Lankan cricket team has become a headache for the Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC). In the T20 World Cup 2024 played jointly hosted by America and West Indies, the Sri Lankan team was eliminated in the first round itself. After this, the head coach of the team, Chris Silverwood, resigned from his post citing personal reasons. Now SLC has appointed former Sri Lankan legendary batsman as the head coach of the team, who once troubled the Indian team. Who is that legendary player, let’s know about him?

Let us tell you that the Sri Lanka Cricket Board has named former captain Sanath Jayasuriya as the interim head coach of the team. Jayasuriya was part of the Sri Lankan team that won the World Cup in 1996 and was also the team’s consultant during the recently concluded T20 World Cup. In such a situation, the team will be more comfortable in coordinating with him than with a new coach. 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.”

Indian team will go on Sri Lanka tour

Jayasuriya’s tenure will last until the completion of Sri Lanka’s tour of England in September 2024. 55-year-old Jayasuriya will take up his new role ahead of the limited-overs home series against India later this month. The Indian team will tour Sri Lanka for three T20 Internationals and three ODIs starting July 27.

Once upon a time, India was in trouble

Sanath Jayasuriya is known as the most explosive batsman of his era. He has troubled India a lot in most of the matches. His best score in ODI and Test is against India. In the Test match played against India in August 1997, Jayasuriya scored 340 runs. In the match played in Sharjah on 29 October 2000, Jayasuriya played an innings of 189 runs against India. His bat has been very successful against Team India.

Jayasuriya’s cricket career

Sanath Jayasuriya played 110 Test matches from 1991 to 2007, in which he scored 6973 runs at an average of 40.07 with the help of 14 centuries and 31 half-centuries. This left-handed player has 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.

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