Avishka Gunawardena appointed Sri Lanka’s batting coach for 2nd Test
January 30, 2019 02:50 pm
Sri Lanka ‘A’ coach Avishka Gunawardena has been appointed as the batting coach of the national cricket team for the second Test against Australia.
The former Sri Lankan cricketer is expected to join the Sri Lanka Test team in Canberra on Thursday (31), Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said.
“Sri Lanka Cricket appointed ‘A’ team Coach Avishka Gunawaradena as the Batting Coach of the National Team, until the return of Jon Lewis, who is on leave to attend a family matter.”
“Gunawardena will fly to Australia tonight to join the team and will remain with the side, until the conclusion of the 2nd Test match,” the SLC statement said.
The 2nd Test match between Sri Lanka and Australia will commence on Friday (February 1) at the Manuka Oval, Canberra.
Australia leads the two-match Test series after winning the first Test by an innings and 40 runs in Brisbane.