Mahela Jayewardene has also applied for Indian team’s head coach. He is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who has been runners up in World Cup 2007 and 2011, also World Cup T20 2014 in Bangladesh, 2009 World T20 in England.
In 2015, he was appointed as the batting consultant for England Cricket team. He stayed with the England team for series against Pakistan in October in UAE till the end of World Cup 2016 held in India.
Mahela was appointed as the coach of Mumbai Indians franchise in 2017. He helped Mumbai Indians win the title in 2017 beating Rising Pune Supergiants in a thriller.
He was appointed the head coach of Khulna Titans in Bangladesh Premier League replacing Stuart Law. In 2019, he signed as coach of Mumbai Indians squad which won the title beating CSK by 1 run.