Hashan Tillakaratne, the dogged left-handed middle-order batsman of yesteryears, has been appointed head coach of the Sri Lanka girls’s cricket staff for a interval of six months. A member of the 1996 World Cup-winning staff, Tillakaratne has held a number of teaching positions earlier than his newest elevation.
“The Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of Mr Hashan Tillakaratne as the Head Coach of the National Women’s Team. The appointment came into effect from 1st June 2021,” Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) posted on its web site.
Whereas his contract expires on 31 December, it’s anticipated that he’ll get a contemporary deal from the SLC, with the ICC Girls’s World Cup in New Zealand scheduled in February-March subsequent 12 months.
It additionally said that Tillakaratne’s newest task comes as a part of the “ongoing coach restructuring program at the High-Performance Centre of the SLC.”
Amongst his earlier roles are working as the pinnacle coach of the Sri Lanka U-19 facet and the batting coach of Sri Lanka rising staff.
He was additionally the pinnacle coach of Kandy Tuskers, a franchise of the Lanka Premier League, throughout its inaugural version.
In a profession spanning over 15 years, the 53-year-old performed 83 Checks by which he scored 4545 runs with 11 lots of and a 40-plus common. He additionally performed 200 ODIs by which he scored 3789 runs. Sometimes, he additionally saved wickets.
In the meantime, Chamari Atapattu is the skipper of the ladies’s staff. Within the final version of the T20 World Cup, within the 4 matches performed, Lanka might solely win one. Related was the case in 2018, however in 2016, the staff had received two video games.