Allan Donald says Sri Lanka has a lot of skills to claim the Champions Trophy crown.
Legendary South African pacer and Sri Lanka’s interim bowling coach Allan Donald on Tuesday said that the SL squad has the potential to claim the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy title.
Ahead of the big event in England, the Sri Lanka cricket board was hired Allan Donald as a fast bowling consultant on 30th April 2017.
At the cricket board headquarters, Donald told reporters, “The Sri Lankan attack has what it takes to win the tournament. Sri Lanka has a lot of skills. A lot of leadership with the ball….what is there to be scared of?”
The paceman said that he was an “inspirational role” and he would be working closely with the Sri Lanka’s champions Trophy squad to assess their individual goals, health condition and personalities.
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Sri Lanka head coach Graham Ford, who has been preparing the Angelo Mathews-led 15-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy, which will start from June 1 in England.
The 50-year-old Donald will be working with the Sri Lankan pace bowling coaches Chaminda Vaas, Champaka Ramanayake, Ravindra Pushpakumara and Nuwan Zoysa for the 50-over tournament.
Allan Anthony Donald aka ‘White Lightning’ was one of the top fast bowlers in Test cricket, between 1992 and 2002.
When he retired from international cricket, Donald was South Africa’s record wicket-taker with 330 Test wickets at an average of 22.25 and claimed 272 One Day International wickets at an average of 21.78.