IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals appointed Ryan Harris as new bowling coach
On Tuesday, former Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris was appointed by Delhi Capitals as its new bowling coach for the upcoming IPL edition.
The 40-year-old will join the team in the UAE for the IPL’s 13th edition which begins on 19th September. According to a statement, James Hopes, who was the bowling coach of the team in the 2018-19 seasons, will not be able to travel with the side this year due to personal reasons.
Ryan Harris said that he is happy to be back in the IPL on his new challenge. He added that this is an enormous opportunity for him to contribute to the ambitions of the franchise to lift the coveted IPL trophy, there is an amazing bowling line up in the Delhi Capitals team, and he can’t wait to start working with them all.
Harris is a late entrant in international cricket and has 113 Test wickets, 4 T20I wickets and 44 ODI wickets to his name.
He won the IPL with the Deccan Chargers in 2009. But he was forced to announce his retirement in 2015 due to injuries.
Harris has since then undertaken a coaching contract with Australian team, Big Bash League side Brisbane Heat. He’d also had a stint with Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.
He joins the Delhi Capitals coaching staff which includes Mohammad Kaif, Ricky Ponting, Vijay Dahiya and Samuel Badree.