Sri Lanka’s Consultant Coach Mahela Jayawardene has returned from South Africa and was seen Interacting with U19 Players at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) headquarter yesterday (October 2), Cricket Age reliably learns.
The U19 players left for Galle for a training camp. Before their departure, Mahela arrived at Maitland Place to have an Interaction with them.
Earlier, Cricket Age had published that while Dasun Shanaka led team arrived In India on Tuesday (September 26) for the World Cup, due to some other Important commitments, Mahela didn’t travel with the team. Instead, he had travelled to South Africa for a T20 league draft!
“As of now, he is likely to join the team on October 5, two days before the first match” a team source had told Cricket Age.
Earlier, Mahela had skipped recently concluded Asia Cup as well. Later, he was seen with the team during practice session, barely few hours after Asia Cup Final drubbing!
The 13h edition of the ICC tournament to be held in India from October 5 to November 19. England are the defending champion, who won the 2019 edition by defeating New Zealand in the final.
Sri Lanka to play their first World Cup match against South Africa on October 7 at Arun Jaitly Stadium, Delhi.
Bangladesh handed Sri Lanka a crushing seven-wicket defeat in their first warm-up match of the World Cup on September 29. The team will now face Afghanistan in 2nd warm up match today (October 3).