Delhi Capitals named former Australian pacer Ryan Harris as their bowling coach ahead of the upcoming edition starting September 19 in the UAE.
Delhi Capitals signs IPL winner Ryan Harris as bowling coach. (Reuters Photo)
- I am delighted to be back in the IPL: Ryan Harris
- Ryan Harris IPL title as a player in 2009 with Deccan Chargers
- Harris will be replacing James Hopes, who served as Capitals’ bowling coach
Former Australia pacer and IPL 2009 champion Ryan Harris has come on board as Delhi Capitals’ (DC) bowling coach for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season starting September 19 in UAE.
Harris will be replacing James Hopes, who served as the Capitals’ bowling coach in the last two seasons but will be unable to travel with the team this year owing to personal reasons.
“I am delighted to be back in the IPL. This is a huge opportunity for me to contribute to the franchise’s ambitions of lifting the coveted IPL trophy,” Harris was quoted as saying in a media release.
An impressive former fast bowler to coach an impressive current bowling line-up
— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from ) (@DelhiCapitals) August 25, 2020
“The Delhi Capitals side has an impressive bowling line up, and I can’t wait to start working with them all,” he added.
Harris, who won IPL title as a player in 2009 with Deccan Chargers, will be joining Delhi Capitals high-profiled coaching staff featuring Ricky Ponting, Mohammad Kaif, Samuel Badree, and Vijay Dahiya.
Harris had to announce his retirement in 2015 due to injuries and since then he as undertaken coaching assignments with the Australian team, Big Bash League side Brisbane Heat. He has also served as the bowling coach of Kings XI Punjab in the IPL.
Wearing masks and face shields, Delhi Capitals’s Indian players and support staff arrived on Sunday in hot and dry Dubai for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).
Moved out of India due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 13th edition of the world’s biggest T20 league will be played across the three venues of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in the UAE from September 19 to November 10.