• Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Mathews hopes to gain from Jayawardene’s England knowledge

Angelo Matthews will seek the advice of two legends in Sangakkara and Jayawardene

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews hopes to utilise Mahela Jayawardene’s inside knowledge of the England set-up when the two teams meet in a Test series later this month. Jayawardene, one of Sri Lanka’s greatest batsman retired from international cricket after last year’s 50-over World Cup, recently acted as a batting consultant to England including at the World Twenty20 in India where his ‘adopted’ team reached the final. Jayawardene, who is due to have a stint playing for county side Somerset in English domestic cricket’s Twenty20 competition later this season, no longer has any official role with the England set-up ahead…

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