Aaqib Javed Joins Sri Lanka As Fast-Bowling Coach

Aaqib Javed Joins Sri Lanka As Fast-Bowling Coach, Former Pakistan fast bowler Aaqib Javed has been appointed Sri Lanka’s fast-bowling coach. He is set to assume the role with immediate effect until the conclusion of the T20 World Cup in the West Indies and USA in June. Javed is set to leave for Sri Lanka next week.

“Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of former Pakistan pace bowler Aaqib Javed as the national team’s fast-bowling coach,” an SLC statement said. “He will work with the national team until the completion of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.”

Aaqib Javed Joins Sri Lanka As Fast-Bowling Coach

Javed, 51, Has Served as Lahore Qalandars Head Coach

Javed, 51, has served as Lahore Qalandars’ head coach in the PSL since 2017. Leading them to successive titles in 2022 and 2023. The Qalandars campaign this year was disappointing. One as the side won just one game and finished bottom of the table.

Javed has also worked as Pakistan’s bowling coach, most notably when they won the T20 World Cup in 2009, and served as head coach of the UAE. During a period when they were granted ODI status and qualified for the 2015 World Cup. He was also Pakistan’s Under-19 coach during their run to the title in 2004. Javed played 163 ODIs and 22 Test matches for Pakistan between 1988 and 1998 and was part of the squad that won the 1992 World Cup.

Sri Lanka Cricket Has Appointed Former Pakistani Cricketer Aaqib 

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has appointed former Pakistani cricketer Aaqib Javed. as the national team’s fast bowling coach until the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in June 2024. Aaqib will be departing for Colombo on Sunday to commence his duties.

Speaking to Cricket Pakistan, Javed expressed his gratitude at being appointed as the fast-bowling coach for the Sri Lanka Cricket team, describing it as a privilege.

“The Sri Lankan board reached out to me a week ago. And being able to contribute as a bowling coach to a former T20 world champion team is truly an honor,” Aaqib said. “Sri Lanka is a very dangerous team in T20Is,” he added. SLC CEO Ashley De Silva expressed confidence in Javed’s ability to prepare the team for upcoming competitions.

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Will Help Our Bowlers Come Into Good Shape

“We warmly welcome Aaqib and believe that his immense international experience. Both playing and coaching will help our bowlers come into good shape ahead of the upcoming major international competitions. Such as the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup,” said Ashley De Silva. CEO, of Sri Lanka Cricket.
Javed, who played 163 ODIs and 22 Test matches for Pakistan. Is currently the head coach of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) side Lahore Qalandars.

Javed’s coaching achievements include leading the UAE to ODI and T20I status. And coaching the Pakistan U19 team to a World Cup victory in 2004. He also served as Pakistan’s bowling coach during their 2009 T20 World Cup win.

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