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Sri Lanka news

'Dressing room a happy place' - Atapattu

Jun 29, 2014: Sri Lanka's interim head coach Marvan Atapattu has said their Test series win in England stemmed from a dressing room in which 'everyone was honest with their opinions and was allowed to talk freely'

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Chester-le-Street

Atapattu backs Sri Lanka's fighting spirit

May 24, 2014: Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lanka's interim coach, has backed his team to come out firing in the second one-day international against England as they attempt to level the series

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka in England, 2013-14

Rejigged tour can help Sri Lanka

May 12, 2014: Sri Lanka may have their best chance of winning a Test series in England for many years

George Dobell

Ireland v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Clontarf

First audition for Atapattu

May 5, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the first ODI between Ireland and Sri Lanka

Andrew Fidel Fernando and David Hopps

Sri Lanka news

Marvan Atapattu appointed Sri Lanka head coach

Apr 25, 2014: Marvan Atapattu has been named Sri Lanka's head coach following the resignation of Paul Farbrace earlier this week

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Atapattu tipped to coach SL in England

Apr 24, 2014: Sri Lanka's chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya issued the strongest indication yet that Marvan Atapattu would be appointed coach for the tour of Ireland and England, following Paul Farbrace's resignation on Tuesday.

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

SL in 'difficult place' after Farbrace exit

Apr 23, 2014: Sri Lanka have been rendered "helpless" by Paul Farbrace's sudden exit, weeks from their biggest overseas tour of the year, chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has said

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

SLC may appoint an interim coach

Nov 24, 2013: Sri Lanka Cricket may appoint an interim coach between the 2014 World Twenty20 and the 2015 World Cup, as it awaits the retirement of three senior batsmen

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka cricket

SLC may look beyond Atapattu, Davis for national coach

Nov 20, 2013: Sri Lanka Cricket's hunt for the next national coach is not necessarily confined to its two-man shortlist of Marvan Atapattu and Mark Davis, CEO Ashley de Silva has confirmed

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

SL coach race down to Atapattu and Mark Davis

Nov 6, 2013: Sri Lanka have narrowed down the choices for the successor to national coach Graham Ford to two - former Sri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu and Mark Davis, who is part of Sussex's coaching staff

ESPNcricinfo staff

Champions Trophy 2013

Atapattu expects Sri Lanka batsmen to bounce back

Jun 12, 2013: Sri Lanka batting coach Marvan Atapattu was confident the team would put behind their dismal batting performance against New Zealand in Cardiff and bounce back in the remaining two Champions Trophy group matches

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in England

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2011

SL batsmen lacking confidence - Atapattu

Nov 13, 2011: Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lanka's batting coach, has said his team's batsmen have been lacking in confidence on the tour of the UAE

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Marvan Atapattu hopeful of saving Test

Oct 20, 2011: Sri Lanka have an enormous challenge ahead of them to save the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, but their batting coach Marvan Atapattu has said his team can do it

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia in Sri Lanka 2011

Batsmen lacked application - Atapattu

Aug 21, 2011: Sri Lanka's batting coach Marvan Atapattu has blamed a lack of application from the Sri Lanka batsmen for the team's poor performance in the ongoing ODI series against Australia

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Lord's, 1st day

Sri Lanka toil after bright start

Jun 3, 2011: Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lanka's batting coach, admitted his bowlers had lost their grip after a flying start to the second Test at Lord's, but backed his rejigged attack to fight back in a crucial first hour on the second day

Andrew Miller at Lord's

Sri Lanka news

Atapattu wants to bridge batting gulf within team

May 17, 2011: Sri Lanka's batting coach Marvan Atapattu has said there is a big gulf between the batting ability of senior batsmen Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene and remaining batsmen in the national side

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka in England 2011

Adjusting to conditions crucial - Atapattu

May 10, 2011: Sri Lanka will have to adjust to the Test format and the English conditions if they are to challenge England this summer, Marvan Atapattu, their batting coach has said

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka news

Atapattu appointed Sri Lanka batting coach

Apr 19, 2011: Former Sri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu has been appointed as the team's batting coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka news

Coach appointment only after England tour - de Silva

Apr 10, 2011: Sri Lanka will name a successor to head coach Trevor Bayliss after Sri Lanka's tour of England that starts in May

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Singapore cricket news

Atapattu to coach Singapore for 2010

Jan 22, 2010: Marvan Atapattu, the former Sri Lanka captain and opening batsman, has been hired by Singapore as their coach till the end of 2010

ESPNcricinfo staff
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