The choice by Sri Lanka Cricket has been keeping in intellect Jayawardene’s huge track record.
T20 World Cup 2021: His residency with the national side will last for a period of seven days between October 16-23 whereas his role with the Under 19 group will be for five months, the ICC said.
“We are exceptionally cheerful to welcome Mahela into his new roles, as his presence with the Sri Lanka Team and the U19 Team is aiming to help the players immensely.”statement by the Sri Lankan Cricket Board CEO Ashley De Silva
“From his playing days, Mahela was respected for the endless cricketing knowledge he brought into the game, to begin with as a player, at that point as a Captain, presently as a Coach for different teams.”CEO Ashley De Silva Added
Amid an illustrious career for Sri Lanka, Jayawardene represented his national side in 149 Tests. 448 ODIs, and 55 T20Is.
He finished as Sri Lanka’s second-highest scorer in Test cricket with 11814 runs, 34 centuries, and 50 half-centuries.
Moreover, Compatriot K.Sangakkara’s tally of 12400 remains the country’s best in the traditional format.