Srilankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene stepped down as the captain of the national cricket team. The islander will step down after the two test match series against Pakistan.
Jayawardene is one of the finest player in contemporary cricket, with an average of 64 in Tests as a captain and an average of 34 in one dayers as the captain. He headed the island’s cricket team during its most tumultuous time as it had been through a series of political pressures in the recent times.
Jayawardene wanted a new skipper to lead the country’s preparations for next world cup scheduled for 2011.
With Jayawaedene’s decision, his deputy Kumara Sangakkara is all set to become the next captain of Srilanka cricket team.
Sangakkara is explosive opener and ranks among the best wicket keeper batsmen of all time. He along with Gilchrist and Dhoni are known for their big hits to the boundary line and watching them behind the wickets or in front of the wickets is a treat to the cricket fans