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Sri Lanka news

Had to convince Murali to attack, says Jayawardene

Jul 28, 2016: Mahela Jayawardene has revealed that one of the biggest challenges he faced as Sri Lanka captain was to convince Muttiah Muralitharan to overcome his "defensive mindset" as a bowler

ESPNcricinfo staff

'As a leader, you need to understand the characters in the team'

Jul 23, 2016: Mahela Jayawardene talks about being a captain from a young age, and Arjuna Ranatunga's influence on Sri Lankan cricket

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

Sri Lanka news

Need to understand characters as captain - Jayawardene

Jul 21, 2016: Captaining a team is about man management, according to Mahela Jayawardene, who said his style was about allowing individuals space to express themselves within a set of rules

ESPNcricinfo staff

Somerset v Gloucestershire, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Taunton

Klinger century crushes sub-par Somerset

Jul 1, 2016: Michael Klinger led from the front as Gloucestershire completed a NatWest T20 Blast double over arch-rivals Somerset with a seven-wicket victory at Taunton

ECB Reporters Network

County previews

Gayle, Jayawardene and Rogers bring batting quality

Apr 5, 2016: A few of Somerset's off-season decisions appear a little short-term, but the arrival big names for the T20 Blast will boost chances of silverware

George Dobell

County news

Jayawardene signs for Somerset Blast stint

Mar 31, 2016: Somerset will feature the two highest run-scorers in the history of World T20 cricket in their NatWest Blast campaign this season following the signing of Mahela Jayawardene

George Dobell

World T20 2016

Jayawardene praise for 'special' England batting performance

Mar 19, 2016: Mahela Jayawardene has praised the character shown by England's young batsmen after they pulled off the second-highest successful run chase in T20 internationals

ESPNcricinfo staff

World T20 Top Five

Old dogs, new format

Mar 2, 2016: Veterans who were surprise hits at the biggest show in international T20

Shashank Kishore

Sri Lanka news

Jayawardene brushes off SLC president's criticism

Feb 27, 2016: Mahela Jayawardene has brushed off criticism from SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala, contending that his ten-day consulting role with England is largely geared toward player development and not toward providing specific tactical information

Andrew Fidel Fernando

BBL 2015-16

Jayawardene, Head take Strikers to the top

Jan 8, 2016: Mahela Jayawardene's second fifty as an opener and Travis Head's beligerence converted a potential tricky chase of 176 into a cruise for the Adelaide Strikers

The report by Will Macpherson

Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers, BBL 2015-16, Perth

Scorchers begin title defence with loss to Strikers

Dec 21, 2015: Defending champions Perth Scorchers began their BBL 2015-16 campaign with a loss, going down by four wickets against the Adelaide Strikers in Perth

The Report by Tristan Lavalette

Georgie Pie Super Smash 2015-16

Jayawardene 97 gives Central Districts eight-wicket win

Nov 29, 2015: A round-up of the Georgie Pie Super Smash matches played on November 29, 2015

ESPNcricinfo staff

Cricket All-Stars Series

Jayawardene proposes All-Stars v USA in future

Nov 20, 2015: Mahela Jayawardene has proposed having greater participation from the USA national team players in future endeavours involving the Cricket All-Stars, including the potential for a USA v All-Stars exhibition match

Peter Della Penna

Pakistan v England 2015-16

England hope for Jayawardene edge

Oct 3, 2015: James Taylor has described Mahela Jayawardene's knowledge as "invaluable" as England prepare to put up a better fight in the UAE

Alan Gardner

Georgie Pie Super Smash

Jayawardene to play for Central Districts

Oct 2, 2015: Mahela Jayawardene, the former Sri Lanka batsman, will play for Central Districts in the upcoming Georgie Pie Super Smash, New Zealand's domestic Twenty20 competition

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v England 2015-16

Jayawardene, Collingwood join England set-up

Sep 15, 2015: England have bolstered their specialist coaching staff for the Test and limited-overs series in Pakistan and the World T20 with the appointments of Mahela Jayawardene and Paul Collingwood

Andrew McGlashan

MCC Spirit of Cricket

Marsh wants 'elite group' to oversee game

Sep 1, 2015: Rod Marsh has called for cricket's global funding to be overseen by an independent "elite group" to determine whether administrators are making the right decisions about its future

Daniel Brettig

Kumar Sangakkara retires

'Kumar and Mahela were driven by healthy rivalry' - Moody

Aug 24, 2015: Kumar Sangakkara was driven by a "healthy rivalry" with Mahela Jayawardene, former Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody has said

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Kumar Sangakkara retires

'We have all made fun of his accent'

Aug 18, 2015: As Kumar Sangakkara finishes his storied Test career, his best friend Mahela Jayawardene spills the beans on his strengths, weaknesses and quite a few quirks

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

England news

Jayawardene to join England as consultant

Aug 4, 2015: Mahela Jayawardene is to join the England side as batting consultant. The prolific batsman will, ESPNcricinfo understands, be part of the England coaching team travelling to the UAE for the Test and limited-overs series against Pakistan

George Dobell
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