South African-born Anton Roux has been appointed as the fielding coach for the Sri Lankan national men’s team. He will function as the fielding coach from March 7, 2022.
Roux played first-class cricket for the South African team before moving onto the management side. He coached the Netherlands men’s team and was also the assistant fielding coach of Nottinghamshire county.
“As part of restructuring program of the High Performance Center made the following appointments to the Coaching Unit. The changes are aimed at further enhancing the focus on the National Team, ‘A’, Emerging and also the Under 19 Team. The new coaching appointments were approved by the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket,” the statement from SLC read.
Appointments to Sri Lanka ‘A’ team:
Avishka Gunawardene – Head Coach
Thilina Kandamby – Assistant Coach
Malinda Warnapura – Batting Coach
Sajeewa Weerakoon – Bowling Coach
Upul Chandana – Fielding Coach
Appointments to Sri Lanka Emerging team:
Ruwan Kalpage – Head Coach
Ruvin Peiris – Assistant Coach
Dharshana Gamage – Bowling Coach
Dhammika Sudarshana – Batting Coach
Appointments to Under-19 team:
Jehan Mubarak – Head Coach
Sampath Perera – Assitant/Batting Coach
Chamila Gamage – Bowling Coach
Gayan Wijekoon – Fielding Coach
The Sri Lankan men’s team will be touring Bangladesh in May where they will play a 2-match Test series. The first Test will be played in Chattogram from May 15-19 before the teams head over to Mirpur for the 2nd Test from May 23-27.