Mahela Jayawardene roped in as England’s batting consultant

first_imgSri Lanka batting great Mahela Jayawardene has joined the England squad as batting consultant for the series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates starting in October.The Lankan batsman had discussed with coaches Paul Farbrace and Trevor Bayliss before taking up the job.Also read: ICC clears Sachin-Warne T20 series England have also roped in former all rounder Paul Collingwood as consultant for the limited overs squad. Collingwood will be with the team in India for 2016 ICC T20 World Cup.”We are delighted that Mahela and Paul will be joining the England management team, supporting our existing specialist coaches in this area. Both will bring a vast wealth of cricketing knowledge and expertise to the team, and in Mahela’s case, extensive experience of batting in the sub-continent which will be invaluable as part of our wider preparations for the UAE tour,”  Andrew Strauss, the Director of Cricket for the ECB, was quoted as saying by NDTV.Notably, Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has been working with the team as spin-bowling consultant.last_img

first_imgSri Lanka batting great Mahela Jayawardene has joined the England squad as batting consultant for the series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates starting in October.The Lankan batsman had discussed with coaches Paul Farbrace and Trevor Bayliss before taking up the job.Also read: ICC clears Sachin-Warne T20 series England have also roped in former all rounder Paul Collingwood as consultant for the limited overs squad. Collingwood will be with the team in India for 2016 ICC T20 World Cup.”We are delighted that Mahela and Paul will be joining the England management team, supporting our existing specialist coaches in this area. Both will bring a vast wealth of cricketing knowledge and expertise to the team, and in Mahela’s case, extensive experience of batting in the sub-continent which will be invaluable as part of our wider preparations for the UAE tour,”  Andrew Strauss, the Director of Cricket for the ECB, was quoted as saying by NDTV.Notably, Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has been working with the team as spin-bowling consultant.last_img

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