Sri Lanka Cricket manager Asanka Gurusinha told ESPNCricinfo about the development. "Hashan has been with us since the recent Test match against Zimbabwe, actually. At this stage, for all the Tests he will be batting coach. Most probably after the Indian series we'll discuss with coach Nic Pothas and see what's happening from there. With all his experience, there is a lot the batsmen can learn from him."
Tillakaratne led Sri Lanka in 11 Test matches and had scored 11 centuries in 83 Test matches. He was also an integral part of Arjun Ranatunga’s World Cup-winning team in 1996. Tillakaratne also served as national selector between January 2013 and April 2015.
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First Published: July 26, 2017, 8:50 AM IST