Jonathan Lewis appointed as SLC Batting Coach

December 13, 2018

Sri Lanka Cricket has appointed Jonathan Lewis as the National Batting Coach.

Issuing a statement SLC said Lewis will join the national team, during the One Day International leg of the ongoing New Zealand tour and take over duties from Thilan Samaraweera.

Lewis is expected to remain with the team, until the end of the 2019 World Cup. Lewis, before taking over the SLC role, was the Head Coach of the Durham County Cricket Club.

Lewis left Durham following a restructuring of the club’s cricket operations earlier this month.

Lewis, joined the club as a player in 1997 and was appointed captain in 2000.

As coach, he led the club to the County Championship title in 2013, the Royal London Cup in 2014 and to T20 Finals Day in 2016.

He has also overseen a system that has helped produce the likes of Ben Stokes, Mark Wood, Mark Stoneman, Graham Onions, Scott Borthwick and Keaton Jennings in recent years.