Mahela Jayawardena has been appointed Captain of the Sri Lanka Cricket team. Confirmed sources said
The Government Information Department quoting Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today said that Tillakaratne Dilshan has resigned from the post of captaincy of the national team after handing in his resignation to SLC officials.
The aggressive opening batsmen, who was appointed as the team’s captain in all three formats of the game in April last year, had come fire by the press and the public due to the Sri Lanka’s failure to win a single Test or ODI series since the World Cup final.
Sri Lanka lost the ODI series against South Africa on 3-2 despite winning the 4th and 5th One-day matches.
“We may have lost the series, but I’m very happy with how we finished it off after such a poor start,” he said shortly after Sri Lanka’s tour of South Africa ended on a high note when Sachithara Senanayake dispatched spinner Robin Peterson over the boundary for the winning six.
“The way we finished is a very big positive looking ahead,” He said.
Meanwhile it was also reported that that current Sri Lanka coach Geoff Marsh will be replaced by former South African mentor Graham Ford who recently vacated his position at the Dolphins.