Waqar and Wasim to work together for Multan Sultans

Claudine Rigal
Août 3, 2017

While Younis will feature as the team's mentor and head coach, Akram, who left Islamabad United, is going to take the role of Sultans' operations director. The official signing of the agreement is expected to take place sometime in the third week of August in Karachi. Akram spent two seasons with Islamabad United and even won the inaugural tournament in 2015. However, their second season suffered after three of their key players - Mohammad Irfan, Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan - were embroiled in a corruption scandal and were suspended.

This will be Waqar's first time in the PSL, having formerly been the head coach of the national side. After the coaching stint with Pakistan, Younis appeared on various TV networks as a commentator.

The duo took global cricket by storm in the 1990s, and went on to play 258 internationals together, taking 1,147 wickets between them. In the 61 Tests that the two played together, they took 559 wickets between them.

Akram (282 wickets) and Younis (277) were the third most prolific fast-bowling duo after Curtly Ambrose-Courtney Walsh and James Anderson-Stuart Broad. They, however, had a strained relationship during their playing days. The venture with the Multan Sultans, owned by Dubai-based enterprise The Schön Group, will be the first time the two players work together since their 2003 retirements.

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