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Sri Lanka has pace, needs swing: Wasim Akram COLOMBO: Legendary Pakistani paceman Wasim Akram said that Sri Lanka had a promising crop of fast bowlers despite their traditional reliance on spin after holding a coaching session with the islanders Thursday.After spending several hours with the national team's main established strike bowlers and promising youngsters, Akram said there was no lack of raw pace but they needed to develop their ability to swing the ball."Most of the bowlers had a pace of 130 to 140 kmph (kilometres per hour)," said Akram who himself bowled at a similar pace in his prime in the 1990s when he was one of the world's leading players in all formats.Akram, who is now 50, said slower wickets were a fact of life in South Asia, particularly in Sri Lanka whose most successful bowlers have been spinners, including the record-breaking Muttiah Muralitharan.But he said there was no reason why fast bowlers could not thrive on slower tracks as long as they had the right ...
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