Delhi Capitals Name Ryan Harris As Bowling Coach
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Delhi Capitals Name Ryan Harris As Bowling Coach

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Delhi Capitals on Tuesday named former Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris as their new Bowling Coach. The 40-year-old will join the Delhi Capitals side in the UAE for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. James Hopes, who was the team’s Bowling Coach in 2018 and 2019, will be unable to travel with the team this year owing to personal reasons, said the official media release.

An elated Harris said that he is excited to return to IPL and it is a huge opportunity for him personally to help the side clinch the title. “I am delighted to be back in the IPL,” Ryan Harris said, on his newest challenge.

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“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.”

Harris has 113 Test wickets, 44 ODI wickets, and 4 T20I wickets to his name. In 2009, he won the IPL with the Deccan Chargers. Injuries forced him to announce his retirement in 2015. Since then, Harris has undertaken coaching assignments with the Australian team, Big Bash League side Brisbane Heat, and even Kings XI Punjab in the IPL.

Delhi Capitals Name Ryan Harris As Bowling Coach
Australia’s Nathan Lyon (left) Ryan Harris(centre) and Peter Siddle (right) hold a flag as Australia players do a lap of honour during day three of the Fifth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/PA Images via Getty Images)

He joins the Delhi Capitals coaching staff featuring Ricky Ponting, Mohammad Kaif, Samuel Badree and Vijay Dahiya.

IPL 2020 will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). IPL 2020 will get underway on September 19 with the summit clash of the lucrative tournament set to take place on November 8.