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Jon Lewis appointed as Sri Lanka batting coach

Lewis, who was previously the head coach at Durham County Cricket Club, has replaced Thilan Samaraweera - the former Sri Lanka batsman who was appointed to the role in November 2017.  

India TV Sports Desk Written by: India TV Sports Desk New Delhi Published on: December 13, 2018 18:37 IST
Jon Lewis appointed as Sri Lanka batting coach
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Jon Lewis appointed as Sri Lanka batting coach

England's former first-class cricketer Jon Lewis was on Thursday appointed as the new batting coach of Sri Lanka.

Lewis, who was previously the head coach at Durham County Cricket Club, has replaced Thilan Samaraweera - the former Sri Lanka batsman who was appointed to the role in November 2017.

During his stint with Durham, he helped the side to success in the 2013 County Championship.

The end of his tenure saw him end a 22-year association with the club that began when he signed as a player in 1997.

Lewis is set to join the side during the ODI leg of the tour of New Zealand and is set to remain with the side through till the end of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Speaking upon the decision, Sri Lanka Cricket CEO, Ashley De Silva said: "With his expertise and experience, I believe, Lewis will be able to bring in the required impetus to our batting, which needs stability."

Lewis has played in 205 first-class matches, scoring over 10,000 runs at an average of 31.92 with 16 hundreds.