Published On: Fri, Dec 14th, 2018

Jon Lewis appointed batting coach of Sri Lanka

Former England first class cricketer Jon Lewis has been appointed as the national batting coach of the Sri Lankan Cricket team, stated Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).

Lewis, replaces Thilan Samraweera – choice of head coach Chandika Hathurusingha—,who has now been removed from his post as the batting coach for the Sri Lanka team.

Before taking over the SLC role, Lewis was the Head Coach of the Durham County Cricket Club.

Durham, under his wings; has won the Division One County Championship (2013); Royal London One-Day Cup (2014) and also has become the runner up of the NatWest T20 Blast 2016.

He will join the national team, during the ODI leg of the ongoing New Zealand tour and take over duties from Thilan Samaraweera.

Lewis will remain with the team, until the end of the 2019 World Cup.

“With his expertise and experience, I believe, Lewis will be able to bring in the required impetus to our batting, which needs stability;” Said, SLC CEO, Ashley De Silva.