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Sultan of Swing Wasim Akram to train Sri Lankan Bowlers

Sri Lanka roped in legendary Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram as a teacher before exhausting tour of the team from South Africa next month.

Sri Lanka Cricket said Akram 0.50, conduct training clinic for a day in Colombo on Thursday, in what could be the first in a series of programs that include foreign experts.

“We are proud that Mr. Akram has accepted our invitation to be a part of this initiative,” said the president of Sri Lanka Cricket Thilanga Sumathipala.

Sumathipala also said at the World Cup in 2019 may be in Sri Lanka’s reach if it is granted the right direction team. Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996 but choked twice in the World Cup editions in 2007 and 2011.

The session comes as a training victorious team returned Tuesday after his victory over Zimbabwe in the two-Test series in Harare and raise the triple championship, which is also involved in the West Indies.

Considered one of the best left-arm pacemen ever to grace the game, Akram took 414 wickets in 502 Test and 356 international per day ─ both still a record Pakistan.

Sri Lanka are set to tour South Africa for three tests, three T20 matches and five ODIs starting December 26 with the national coach Graham Ford warned of tough challenge against the Proteas enormous.

Sri Lanka, who also won a home series of three tests against Australia in August, and ranked seventh in the Test rankings behind South Africa in the fifth.

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