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Khaleel Ahmed. Credit: BCCI

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will help the young talents bring the best out of them, says bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan. SRH will look to play as many youngsters as possible during the absence of England and Australian players. It will also be an opportunity for them to prove their potential.

Muralitharan said that returning to cricket with IPL 2020 is special after six-seven months of staying at home. He also said that SRH are training hard and he expects them to do well in the IPL 2020.

Muttiah Muralitharan
Muttiah Muralitharan (Credits – AP Photo)

“It is something special, because after COVID, and six-seven months of staying at home and nothing to do, to be back with SunRisers and hopefully, we will do well in this tournament. Boys are training very hard and we are looking forward to the big guns to come, they are yet to come. We are looking forward to the first match,” Muralitharan said in a video shared by SunRisers Hyderabad’s official Twitter handle.

This year we went with very young talent because we are looking at giving opportunities to the youngsters and try to get the best out of them,” the legendary spinner said.

“When I come to training, without bowling it will be boring so I thought to give them a hand because there are not as many net bowlers. We had to bring net bowlers from India,” he added.

Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Khaleel Ahmad, , and Sanjay Yadav are the five young talents SRH have in their ranks.

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Priyam Garg (Credits – Twitter)

All the franchise have arrived in UAE with some of the foreign players still to join the squad. Players from England and Australia will join their respective franchises once their ongoing three-match T20I series concludes.

IPL 2020 will be played entirely in UAE due to the pandemic situation forcing the cricket board to host the tournament away from India. Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah will be the three venues used for the tournament. Dream 11 have been named as the sponsor for the upcoming season of the tournament after VIVO pulled out.