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India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts rope in Chaminda Vaas as specialist bowling coach

The 43-year-old pacer Chaminda Vaas appeared in a total of 111 Tests taking 355 wickets and 322 one-day internationals amassing 400 wickets.

cricket Updated: Jul 21, 2017 19:17 IST
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Chaminda Vaas has been at the helm of the Sri Lanka national programme working with the feeder squads since August last year. (AFP)

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced that former paceman Chaminda Vaas has been roped in as the specialist fast bowling coach for the upcoming series against India.

The India’s tour of Sri Lanka will feature three-match Test series, five-match ODI series and a lone T20 match, beginning July 26 at the Galle.

Vaas has been at the helm of the national programme working with the feeder squads since August last year and that he would guide Lanka’s pace attack for the India.

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The 43-year-old appeared in a total of 111 Tests taking 355 wickets and 322 one-day internationals amassing 400 wickets.

Considered to be as one of Sri Lanka’s most successful fast bowlers, Vaas also had a stint with the senior side from May 2013 to April 2015 before taking up short coaching roles with Ireland and New Zealand.

First Published: Jul 21, 2017 17:52 IST