Sri Lanka hires Wasim Akram as mentor for T20 World Cup 2024

Former Pakistani cricket legend Wasim Akram has stepped up to mentor Sri Lanka’s bowlers as they prepare for the T20 World Cup 2024. Akram, renowned for his extraordinary bowling prowess, is currently in Sri Lanka for a two-day training camp organized by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).

With an impressive record of over 900 international wickets, Akram brings a wealth of experience to his coaching stint. He has previously coached teams in prestigious tournaments such as the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Pakistan Super League (PSL).

During his tenure with the team, Akram will conduct five training sessions aimed at enhancing the bowling skills of not only the national players but also coaches from prominent clubs and the SLC High Performance Coaches. His primary objective is to elevate the bowling proficiency of the Sri Lankan team in preparation for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

In the 2022 T20 World Cup, Sri Lanka’s performance fell short of expectations as they were eliminated in the group stage after securing only two victories out of five matches. However, they have previously demonstrated their capability to triumph, as evidenced by their victory in the 2014 T20 World Cup final against Team India.

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