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Mahela Jayawardene to captain MCC against Nepal and Netherlands

Mahela Jayawardene
by Wisden Staff 15 minute read

Mahela Jayawardene will captain the MCC against Nepal and Netherlands in a triangular T20 triple-header at Lord’s on July 29.

The former Sri Lanka captain, his nation’s second-highest Test run-scorer and third-highest ODI run-scorer, became an Honorary Life Member of the MCC in 2015 and has represented counties Lancashire, Sussex and Somerset over the course of his domestic career.

The Netherlands’ most famous outing at the home of cricket came in the opening match of the 2009 ICC World Twenty20, when they beat hosts England by four wickets. Nepal’s inaugural visit of Lord’s in 2016 marked the 200-year relationship between Britain and Nepal.

Three Scotland players – Dylan Budge, Alasdair Evans and Mark Watt – who were all part of the country’s historic ODI victory against England on June 10 – and represented the MCC in two T20 games against the Aboriginal XI earlier that week, are also included.

The MCC will finalise their squad in the coming weeks.

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