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newscricket25 days ago

IPL 2021 | Hardik Pandya bowling might even risk his batting prowess for now, states Mahela Jayawardene

Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene has said that the team is trying to do what’s in the best interest of Hardik Pandya as they are wary of pushing Hardik to bowl. The Indian allrounder has not bowled a single over in IPL 2021, citing his niggles that occurred during the tournament.
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newscricketa month ago

Mahela Jayawardene roped in as Sri Lanka’s consultant for T20 World Cup 2021

Former Sri Lank captain Mahela Jayawardene has been roped in as the consultant of the country’s national team for the first round of the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. Sri Lanka will have to fight it out with Ireland, Namibia and Netherlands before entering the Super 12s round.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2021 | Mumbai Indians lacked a batsman who shouldered responsibility like Ruturaj Gaikwad, asserts Mahela Jayawardene

After Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by 20 runs in the opener of UAE leg, MI coach Mahela Jayawardene is of the opinion that his team lacked a batsman like Ruturaj Gaikwad who shouldered the responsibility. Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed an unbeaten 88 runs off 58 balls in the match.
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newscricket2 months ago

Not interested in taking up a full-time head-coach role for any country, states Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene has stated that he is willing to help Sri Lanka or any other international team as a consultant, but isn’t interested in taking up a full-time head-coach role. One of IPL’s most successful coaches, Jayawardene recently powered Southern Brave to a title win at The Hundred.
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newscricket2 months ago

Chris Jordan and Tymal Mills are good options for England going into the T20 WC, opines Mahela Jayawardene

Southern Brave coach Mahela Jayawardene stated that Tymal Mills and Chris Jordan can play a crucial role for England in the T20 WC in UAE. He also added that the duo’s death bowling partnership was very crucial in Southern Brave’s triumph in the inaugural edition of The Hundred in England.
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newscricket6 months ago

IPL 2021 | Unfair to say you need batting wickets in IPL, Chennai has produced competitive wickets, stresses Mahela Jayawardene

Ahead of his side’s clash against Delhi Capitals, MI’s coach Mahela Jayawardene has admitted that it is unfair to say you need batting wickets in the IPL at every venue. Jayawardene further insisted that the conditions in Chennai, and the pitch, has produced competitive wickets with close finishes.
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newscricket7 months ago

IPL 2021 | MI monitored Marco Jansen for three years before purchasing him, reveals Mahela Jayawardene

Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene revealed that the club’s scouting does not just involve ‘instant decision-making’ and cited the example of Marco Jansen, who he revealed was monitored for three years. Eventually, in the IPL 2021 auction, MI purchased Jansen for INR 20 lakh.
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newscricket8 months ago

The pressure of being Sachin Tendulkar’s son will always be on Arjun, feels Zaheer Khan

Mumbai Indians’ director Zaheer Khan admitted that Arjun Tendulkar will have to live with the fact that he is Sachin’s son, but asserted that the 21-year-old is an exciting talent who is evolving by the day. On Thursday, Mumbai Indians snapped up Arjun in the auction for his base price of 20 lakh.
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newscricketa year ago

IPL 2020 | Having Suryakumar and Ishan helps us control the middle-overs while batting, states Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene has stated that having both Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan in the middle-overs with their stroke-making abilities helps Mumbai control the encounter. He also added that the franchise would still continue looking to develop before they start their defence next season.
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newscricketa year ago

IPL 2020 Final | Victory in final today was culmination of all hard work, expresses Mahela Jayawardene

Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene heaped praise on the MI players, who according to him word exceptionally hard during the off-season, and revealed that title number five was a culmination of all hard work that’s been put in. Jayawardene singled out MI’s preparation as the key to success.
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