Marvan Atapattu Appointed as the National Team Batting Coach

Former Sri Lanka Captain, Marvan Atapattu has been appointed as the National team batting coach with immediate effect.

Marvan will be joining a strong coaching team comprising of Stuart Law, Champaka Ramanayaka, and Ruwan Kalpage for the forthcoming tour of England  this summer, which includes 3 Test matches 5 One day Internationals and 2 T20 games against hosts England this summer which gets underway next month.

Marvan played 90 Tests and 268 one day internationals in his illustrious career, and was recognized as a perfect technician with the bat.

Atapattu has scored 16 test centuries in 90 test matches which includes 6 double hundreds plus 17 half centuries. .

In the one day arena Mavan aggregates 8529 runs in 268 ODI’s with 11 centuries and 59 half centuries.

We wish Marvan the best of luck as our newly appointed batting coach.

“Thank you once again for you continued support to Sri Lanka Cricket”

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  • Jacalyn

    Thanks for the ignisht. It brings light into the dark!

  • Bddi

    Its a very good decision. Please Marvan, go through the players and develop at least players you are solid in technique and have all shots in the book like you. Most of the people are happy to see waived batsman for just entertainment. And give them a proper place to bat, without destroying their career , like did to Chamara Kapugedera. So, all of the cricket lovers expecting from you to build Good solid youngsters in future.

  • http://no chama

    good decission…marvan is one of great player mother lanka ever produce and more than tht he was a real gentleman, coz we have seen him crrying water as a reserve player in 2007 world cup after he lost his captaincy as well his place in the team. but this shows how mother nature reacts , coz now marvan is going to instruct the players who have made him out of the team…really funny

  • Sahan

    That is a very good thing. He was the best technical player. Best of luck..