Mahela Jayawardene to join the Sri Lanka team today

ICC T20 World Cup 2021


Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene is set to join Sri Lanka national team today in Abu Dhabi.

Jayawardene who was appointed as a consultant to the Sri Lanka National Men’s Cricket team for the First Round of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, was initially scheduled to join the national team for a 7-day stint starting from 16th October to 23rd October.

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However, Mumbai Indians the IPL franchise team where Jayawardene works as the head coach failed to secure a place in the play-offs, therefore, he will join the Sri Lanka team today extending his stint for 13 days.

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Jayawardene’s vast experience and valuable strategic knowledge will play a pivotal role in Sri Lanka’s T20 World Cup campaign as they will play Namibia, Ireland, and the Netherlands to qualify for the Group Stages of the tournament.