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IPL 2020: Harris excited to be part of Delhi Capitals coaching staff

rituraj@khaleejtimes.com Filed on August 25, 2020
Ryan Harris joins the Delhi Capitals coaching staff featuring Ricky Ponting, Mohammad Kaif, Samuel Badree and Vijay Dahiya

The 40-year-old Harris will join the Delhi Capitals side in the UAE for the upcoming season of the IPL in the UAE (September 19-November 10)

Former Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris is excited to be part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE after being named the new bowling coach of the Delhi Capitals.

The Delhi Capitals made the announcement on Tuesday.

The 2020 edition of the world's richest cricket league will be held in the UAE from September 19 to November 10.

The 40-year-old Harris will replace James Hopes. The Australian coach trained the Delhi's bowlers in the 2018 and 2019 seasons of the IPL. But he pulled out of this year's event due to personal reasons.  

"I am delighted to be back in the IPL," Harris said after being appointed the new bowling coach of the Capitals.

"This is a huge opportunity for me to contribute to the franchise's ambitions of lifting the coveted IPL trophy. The Delhi Capitals side has an impressive bowling line up, and I can't wait to start working with them all."

The Delhi Capitals have a world-class line up of bowlers in Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin.

A late bloomer in international cricket, the Sydney-born Harris played 23 Test matches after making his debut at the age of 31.

But his record was highly impressive as he finished his career with 113 wickets (average 23.52) with five five-fors.

Harris, who won the IPL title as a player with the Deccan Chargers in 2009, also took 44 wickets from 21 matches at an impressive average of 18.90 in one-day internationals.

The fast bowler now joins the Delhi Capitals coaching team that includes Australian legend Ricky Ponting, Mohammad Kaif, Samuel Badree and Vijay Dahiya. 

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Rituraj Borkakoty

A big fan of the Argentina national football team, Rituraj generally writes on sports. But he deeply cherishes the time he spent with his favourite musician from Assam, India, for an interview. And he loves to bring human interest stories to Khaleej Times readers.


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