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One piece of advice...Mahela Jayawardene says 'keep it simple' - Cricket World TV

We start a brand new series of videos where we ask current and former players to offer us "one piece of advice" to pass on to people just starting out in the game. Mahela Jayawardene says "keep it simple".

The former Sri Lankan international is reportedly close to agreeing a deal to help out the England team when they head to the United Arab Emirates to play Pakistan later this year.

And when we asked him about what advice he would pass on to budding stars of the future, he says you must keep it simple and enjoy your cricket.

"Keep it very simple," he began.

"I think a lot of people complicate the game. It is a battle between bat and ball and you try and develop your skills on that basis.

"Keep it very very simple and try and enjoy your cricket."

He will undoubtedly go into more detail if and when he joins up with England, but you can't argue too much with keeping it simple and enjoying the game as a starting point for anybody.

Jayawardene was talking to us before joining up with the Jamaica Tallawahs at the Caribbean Premier League 2015 - the biggest party in sport.

Jayawardene played 149 Tests, 448 One-Day Internationals and 55 Twenty20 Internationals during a stellar international career that saw him win the Twenty20 World Cup in 2014 and appear in two World Cup finals.

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