Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has signed up former Test cricketer Thilan Samaraweera as the batting coach of the senior team. Samaraweera will be contracted with SLC until the 2019 World Cup.
The solid former middle order batsman migrated to Australia after retiring in 2013 and has had several coaching experience with the most notable one being the time he spent with Bangladesh as their batting coach.
The 40-year-old’s first assignment will be the upcoming tour of India where Sri Lanka will play three Tests, three ODIs and three T20 Internationals.
Samaraweera will arrive in Colombo Monday night and will have just over 24 hours before the team flies to Kolkata. The Sri Lankans have eight days prior to the first Test at Eden Gardens that includes a warm-up game as well at India’s iconic venue.