Former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene could be in the race for India’s next head coach role. Jayawardene is reported to apply for the coveted job along with former coach Gary Kirsten, Tom Moody and Virender Sehwag. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has invited fresh applications after the tenure of Ravi Shastri has come to a close after the World Cup.
Meanwhile, Mahela Jayawardene has a vast experience of coaching and his insights can be helpful for the Indian team. Jayawardene had commenced his coaching career in 2015 when he was appointed the batting consultant of England.
Jayawardene has a plethora of experience under his belt.
Subsequently, Jayawardene got the role of head coach of Mumbai Indians in 2016 as he replaced Ricky Ponting. Under the tutelage of Mahela Jayawardene, Mumbai Indians were able to get to glory in 2017 and 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League.
“Some of the candidates who are likely to apply for the post of the head coach are Gary Kirsten, Mahela Jayawardene, Tom Moody and Virender Sehwag,” the Financial Express reported.
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