Sri Lanka Cricket appoints Anton Roux as National Team’s Fielding Coach


Sri Lanka Cricket appoints Anton Roux as National Team's Fielding Coach

Sri Lanka Cricket have appointed Anton Roux as the National team’s fielding coach, effective from March 7, 2022. Anton Roux has captained the Netherlands men’s team before playing first-class cricket for South Africa.

He will be in charge of fielding for all formats & the High-Performance Center. He had previously taken up coaching roles & served as Head coach for Netherlands National team from 2013 to 2016. He had also worked as an assistant fielding coach for Nottinghamshire County.

The Executive Committee also made appointments to the ‘List A’, ‘U 19’ & Emerging squads as part of their High-Performance Center’s restructuring program.

Avishka Gunawardene (head coach) and Upul Chandana (fielding coach) were among those named to the ‘A’ team. Jehan Mubarak has been named head coach of the U19 team, while Ruwan Kalpage has been named head coach of the Emerging team. All other appointments except Roux’s will come into effect on March 1, 2022.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka which is currently in a restructuring phase would be hoping to get back into form with a couple of multi-national tournaments lined up. Sri Lanka will face Bangladesh in their upcoming Test tour starting on 15th May. The tour which is a part of the WTC cycle comprises two test matches that will be played in Bangladesh.

After the conclusion of the Bangaldesh series, Sri Lanka will host Australia for multi-formal series. The tour will comprise three T20Is, five ODIs, and two Test matches. This tour will be of much importance for Sri Lanka as it will act as a preparatory ground for the island Nation before the marquee T20 World Cup 2022 which is to be played in October this year in Australia.

Let’s have a look at the list of Appointments by SLC:

Sri Lanka’s A-Team

  • Avishka Gunawardene– Head Coach
  • Thilina Kandamby – Assistant Coach
  • Malinda Warnapura – Batting Coach
  • Sajeewa Weerakoon – Bowling Coach
  • Upul Chandana – Fielding Coach

Emerging Team

  • Ruwan Kalpage – Head Coach
  • Ruvin Peiris – Assistant Coach
  • Dharshana Gamage – Bowling Coach
  • Dhammika Sudarshana – Batting Coach

Sri Lanka Under 19

  • Jehan Mubarak – Head Coach
  • Sampath Perera – Assistant / Batting Coach
  • Chamila Gamage – Bowling Coach
  • Gayan Wijekoon – Fielding Coach

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