Previous Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has been selected head coach of the Mumbai Indians franchise. Jayawardene will replace previous Australia captain Ricky Ponting, whose two-year contract in the part will lapse soon. Jayawardene's appointment is purportedly for over one year, yet the franchise did not uncover the points of interest.
"Mahela Jayawardene's appointment has come in the wake of Ricky Ponting-mentor for the past two years - contract finding some conclusion," the franchise declared in a media discharge issued on Friday.
Remarking on the Sri Lankan's appointment, team owner Nita Ambani said, "Jayawardene is an astute figure in the modern era of cricket. He is an immaculate good example for the youthful Mumbai Indians squad. I am certain our worldwide fans, who have dependably had faith in the group and expects the best, will welcome Mahela to our Mumbai Indians family."
Jayawardene, 39, had beforehand played for other IPL franchises Kings XI Punjab, Kochi Tuskers, and Delhi Daredevils. Viewed as a standout amongst the most rich batsmen, Jayawardene played 149 Tests, 448 ODIs and 55 T20Is for Sri Lanka, scoring more than 25000 worldwide runs. He won the 2014 World Twenty20, and was a piece of the Lankan group which made to the finals of the 2007 and 2011 Cricket World Cups, and 2009 and 2012 World Twenty20 competitions. He additionally captained Sri Lanka.
"I am extremely excited by the appointment and happy that the Mumbai Indians management valued my presentation and thoughts," said Jayawardene including "Mumbai Indians have the most enthusiastic fan base in the IPL and I have dependably been wowed by the amazing support the group gets at Wankhede Stadium "In what is another chapter in my career, I will endeavor hard to bring Mumbai more on-field achievement and satisfaction."