Hathurusingha to return following 5th SA ODI

2019-03-14 at 16:00

Sri Lanka Head coach Chandika Hathurusingha will return home from South Africa in the middle of the One Day International series with Fielding Coach Steve Rixon due to take charge of the team for the subsequent T20 series.

Sri Lanka Cricket President Shammi Silva speaking to NewsRadio said Hathurusingha was asked to return from South Africa to begin preparations for the 2019 World Cup beginning in May.

Rixon will be in charge of the team for the three T20 games between March 19 and 24.

Hathurusingha was appointed Sri Lanka’s Head Coach in December 2017 after leading Bangladesh to success.

However, under him, Sri Lanka has slipped in the ICC rankings and failed to secure automatic qualification for 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia.