KARACHI: The Sultans of Swing, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis will once again be together on the same side, representing newest PSL franchise Multan Sultans in the next edition of the T20 league.
In an official signing agreement, expected to take place during August in Karachi, Wasim will take the role of cricket operations director, while Waqar will be the mentor and head coach.
This will be the first time the duo will work together since their retirements in 2003.
Wasim decided to leave Islamabad United as a mentor after two seasons, that included winning the inaugural Pakistan Super League in 2016 with them.
This will be Waqar’s first time in the PSL, having formerly been the head coach of the national side.
Wasim, in partnership with Waqar, intimidated international batsmen in the 90s. Together known as “the two Ws” of the Pakistani team, the duo were one of the most lethal and successful bowling partnerships in cricket.
In the 61 Tests that the duo played together, they shared 559 wickets between them, Wasim picking 282 wickets while Waqar taking 277.