Another feather in coach Jayawardena's cap

Southern Brave’s men stuck to the Mahela Jayawardene template. His tried-and-tested formula at Mumbai Indians has been to lose the first game of the IPL season and then storm to the title and he joked with his squad after their defeat to Trent Rockets that they had kept up his streak. Defeat against Welsh Fire in Cardiff left them no room for error but they responded by winning seven games out of seven.

Brave were the bookies’ favourites ever since the initial draft in October 2019 and their success has been underpinned by performances from their big names: Quinton de Kock, a late replacement for David Warner, struck at 172.64; James Vince led from the front and grew into his role as captain; and Tymal Mills, challenged by Eoin Morgan to pitch his case for T20 World Cup selection ahead of the season, was nerveless at the death…

Leave a Comment

One Comment

  1. Yep amazing result for Mahela to add to his IPL success, pretty amazing for a guy who is rather young in his coaching career. Hope he doesn’t make the mistake of joining the SL cricket job – we all know what happens to that cursed position. I hope, someday he will coach us, but on his terms and not while we have these clowns running SLC.