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Mahela Jayawardene set to coach Southampton-based side in The Hundred

Mahela Jayawardene and Trevor Bayliss share a laugh Getty Images

Mahela Jayawardene looks set to be named as head coach of Southern Brave, The Hundred side based in Southampton.

Jayawardene, the former Sri Lanka batsman, has forged an excellent career in coaching, including twice leading Mumbai Indians to victory in the IPL. He also had a brief stint as a consultant coach with the England team and recently turned down an approach to work with the Sri Lanka side at the World Cup.

New Zealander Shane Bond looks set to be named as his assistant coach.

While neither deal is yet finalised, it is understood talks are at an advanced stage and could be concluded imminently.

Several of The Hundred sides are finalising their arrangements over their prospective coaching staffs. ESPNcricinfo revealed earlier in the week that Andrew McDonald was set to be named as head coach of Birmingham Phoenix, with Dan Vettori as his deputy, while the London Standard reported that Shane Warne was set to be named as coach of London Spirit, the team based at Lord's.

Trent Rockets, meanwhile, are understood to be keen to secure Stephen Fleming as their head coach. The salary of each coach is believed to be £65,000.