Jayawardene seeks to end captaincy on high

SL captain confident of winning series against Australia today.

News Desk January 23, 2013
This will be Jayawardene’s 183rd and final match as captain. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene said he would relish the chance to end his reign as captain of the team by leading it to only its second One-Day International series victory in Australia, according to The Age.

Today’s match in Hobart – fifth of the series with Sri Lanka leading 2-1 – will be Jayawardene’s 183rd and final match as captain, making him the second-longest serving skipper of Sri Lanka.

‘’That would be great,’’ said Jayawardene.

‘’I’m happy the way we’ve been playing in the past three games. We controlled all three games the way we wanted to, so I’m pretty confident coming to Hobart. The quality of the bowling has been pretty good. A lot of the batsmen in world cricket will struggle with the way our guys have delivered.”

Meanwhile, Australia captain Michael Clarke is doubtful for the team’s last ODI with Sri Lanka due to a sprained ankle.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 23rd, 2013.

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