Jayawardene quits as Sri Lanka Twenty20 captain

Colombo, Oct 7 (IANS) Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene has resigned as the Twenty20 captain after his team lost the World Twenty20 final against West Indies here Saturday.

The 35-year-old would continue to play for the country in this format of cricket. He has played 44 T20 Internationals so far scoring 1,224 runs with a highest score of 100. His T20 career strike rate is 133.77 and has an average of 32.21.