SLC Appoints Aaqib Javed as Sri Lanka Fast Bowling Coach

Aaqib Javed

Former Pakistan seamer Aaqib Javed has been appointed as the fast-bowling coach ahead of the upcoming Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

SLC Appoints Aaqib Javed as Sri Lanka Fast Bowling Coach

Former Pakistan fast bowler Aaqib Javed has been appointed Sri Lanka’s fast bowling coach and is set to assume the role with immediate effect until the conclusion of the T20 World Cup in 2024.

“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.”

Javed has been the head coach of the PSL franchise Lahore Qalandars since 2017 leading the side to titles in the 2022 and 2023 season.

Being successful in the last two seasons, Qalandars had a weak performance in the ongoing season as they finished bottom of the points table.

He has also worked as Pakistan’s bowling coach when they won the World Cup in 2009 and also served as head coach of the UAE during the 2015 World Cup.

Javed has played 163 ODIs and 22 Test matches for Pakistan. He was also part of the Pakistan squad which won the World Cup in 1992.

Sri Lanka Cricket CEO Ashley De Silva was delighted about Javed’s appointment.

“We warmly welcome Aaqib and believe that his immense international experience, both in 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.

The Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 is set to begin on June 02 with USA and Canada playing in the first match of the tournament.

Pakistan will be playing their first match against Pakistan on June 06 at Grand Prairie Stadium.