Ryan Harris Ready to Help Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020

Australian is new bowling coach

Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium New Delhi India

Australian Ryan Harris is looking forward to helping coach Delhi's dynamic bowling attack.

Harris has linked up with the Capitals and fellow team-mate Ricky Ponting ahead of this year's Indian Premier League.

He has already had his first nets session with the team in the UAE and was delighted with what he saw.

“I've heard a lot of good things about the Delhi Capitals. I've admired the way that Delhi has played over the last few years,” said the 40-year-old former international pace bowler.

“I've spent a fair bit of time in the IPL, both playing and as a coach with Punjab. It's nice to be a part of a big franchise like the Delhi Capitals.

“There are a few players with whom I have played with and against during my time with Australia and in the IPL, so it was nice to see some familiar faces,” added Harris.

“It's going to be nice to sit with them, and most importantly talk to them about their cricket.”

Praise for Ponting

Harris, who won the IPL with the Deccan Chargers when it was held in South Africa in 2009, has praised coach Ponting after joining him at Delhi.

“I still get goosebumps seeing him talk in the huddle,” he said. “He's a guy who presented me with my baggy green cap, and even my one-day cap for Australia. I'm very lucky for him to have asked me to come here to be part of this project. To work with him is very satisfying for me, and a very humbling experience.

“I've been coaching for a few years now, but there's still so much to learn, and I think there's no better person to do it with than Ricky. I used to love watching him play growing up, loved playing with him, and now I get to work and coach with him, and hopefully to success this year in the IPL. It's going to be good fun.”

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