Sri Lanka Cricket Team To Get Services Of Australian Sports Psychologist Phil Jauncey

 New Head Coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team Chandika Hathurusinghe said he would get the support of Australian Sports Psychologist Dr. Phil Jauncey to rebuild the Sri Lankan cricket team.

Soon after Hathurusinghe assumed duties, he gave all national players a questionnaire consisting of 40 questions. The questionnaire was developed by Australian Sports Psychologist Dr Phil Jauncey, who has been working with Hathurusingha for the past four years.

"I met him while I was working with [BBL franchise] Sydney Thunder. I was introduced to him by Michael Hussey, who was using him as his personal psychologist. I will be hoping to bring him down from time to time, maybe four times a year depending on the availability of our time, so that we can utilise his time productively.

"I think he will be very useful both for me and the players; in fact, he has helped me quite a bit in the past in better understanding my players, both with Bangladesh and Sydney Thunder. He has also worked with Australia for the Olympics, in baseball, rugby league, and with Cricket Australia when John Buchanan was in charge," Hathurusinghe told espncricinfo.

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