Jayawardena said: “The Hundred is an innovative and exciting new tournament and it is a great privilege to be Head Coach of the Southampton-based team. I’ve played international and county cricket at Southampton. It’s a great place and I’m looking forward to going back.
“I am delighted to be working alongside Shane Bond and some of the talented young coaches from both Sussex and Hampshire.
“I think The Hundred will interest the world’s best players because England is a great place to play cricket. The structure of the tournament is good and that means most of the guys will put their name in the hat because this is a tournament that excites them.”