Jayawardene says no Sri Lanka player in IPL 2021 is 'disheartening'

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara was straightforward and open about a number of aspects surrounding the IPL and his new role as Rajasthan Royals’ Director of Cricket. It wasn’t until he was asked about plotting and planning against his good friend Mahela Jayawardene, the Mumbai Indians head coach, that he finally broke into a chuckle. The two, who were part of many big moments in Sri Lankan cricket history, are now at the helm of two IPL winning sides but won’t get to work with top talent from their country in this year’s edition.

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  1. Once upon a time the IPL was littered with SL talent – about the same time we played in 3 t-20 WC finals in a row. Ironically, the year we won, I don’t think there were too many in the IPL except perhaps Malinga and may be Thisera Perera.

    The point is now, we are having to play qualifiers to make the t20 WC and little wonder there are no SLs in the WC. Still we have some of us talking about the abundance of talent in SL!