Mickey Arthur is determined to purchase over as Sri Lanka’s head coach. SLC has agreed a two-One year contract with Arthur, the used South Africa, Australia and Pakistan coach, with a proper announcement to be made quickly. Becoming a member of his backroom workers will seemingly be Grant Flower as batting coach, David Saker as bowling coach, and Shane McDermott as fielding coach, in what is a total overhaul of the group’s coaching setup.
“They can all be becoming a member of on two-One year contracts,” SLC CEO Ashley De Silva confirmed.
ESPNcricinfo understands that Flower will entirely work with Sri Lanka’s white-ball teams, and can occupy to soundless no longer accelerate to Pakistan for the 2-match Test sequence later this month.
Arthur is the 11th head coach of the Sri Lanka males’s group in the final eight years, and his first train will seemingly be a return to Pakistan the build he had been head coach from 2016 except the discontinue of this One year’s ODI World Cup in July. It is a ways understood period in-between head coach Rumesh Ratnayake will additionally be on tour to help with the transition.
Pakistan removed Arthur as head coach earlier this One year, following a string of unpleasant outcomes, but the group additionally executed some famous highs all over his tenure, including a hit the 2017 Champions Trophy and gaining the No. 1 rating in Assessments, briefly, and in T20Is.
Flower joins Arthur’s backroom workers having vacated the pinnacle coach feature at Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) aspect Rangpur Rangers. Flower has a proper working relationship with Arthur, having worked with him as Pakistan’s batting coach sooner than he too changed into as soon as let bolt earlier this One year.
Saker has worked as bowling coach for both England and Australia all over the final ten years, sooner than he took up the feature of bowling coach with USA earlier this One year – one he has now left.
McDermott changed into as soon as the principle of the four contemporary appointments to occupy come on board, with SLC securing his contract earlier this month on the advice of Cricket Australia. He had earlier served as the South Australia Cricket Association’s high-performance coach.