Rumesh Ratnayake to continue as interim coach

Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2022

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Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Rumesh Rathnayake will continue to work as interim Head Coach of the Men’s national team in the upcoming T20I series against Australia.

Rathnayake was appointed as Interim Head Coach of the national team for the recently concluded Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka, where he led the hosts to a 2-1 series win over the visiting Zimbabweans.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is yet to name national team’s new coaching set up as they are still in discussions with candidates before finalizing the appointments.

According to SLC, Ratnayake will not travel to Australia with the team but will join them before the 1st T20I game, as he is currently in self-isolation having tested positive for Covid 19.

The 5-match T20I series between Sri Lanka and Australia will be played from 11th to 20th February in Australia.

Schedule of Australia vs Sri Lanka T20I series

  • February 11: Australia v Sri Lanka, Sydney Cricket Ground
  • February 13: Australia v Sri Lanka, Sydney Cricket Ground
  • February 15: Australia v Sri Lanka, Manuka Oval
  • February 18: Australia v Sri Lanka, Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • February 20: Australia v Sri Lanka, Melbourne Cricket Ground