Hathurusingha named Sri Lanka head coach

Dec 8, 2017 - 3:48 PM Sri Lanka have appointed former opening batsman Chandika Hathurusingha as head coach.

Hathurusingha, 49, resigned as Bangladesh coach in October after guiding the national team to Test victories over England and Australia during his three years in charge.

He will take over the Sri Lankan side on December 20, when they face India in first of three Twenty20 internationals.

Hathurusingha played 26 Tests for Sri Lanka between 1991-99 and scored 1,274 runs at an average of 29.62.

He became head coach of the Sri Lanka A side in 2006 before being appointed as the national team assistant coach under Trevor Bayliss in 2009.

Source: AAP

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