New Delhi, 25 August 2020: The Indian Premier League Delhi franchise, Delhi Capitals today announced the appointment of 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. Harris’s appointment comes after James Hopes, who was the team’s Bowling Coach in 2018 and 2019, has been unable to travel with the team this year owing to personal reasons.
“I am delighted to be back in the IPL,” Ryan Harris said, on his newest challenge. “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.”
He joins the Delhi Capitals coaching staff featuring Ricky Ponting, Mohammad Kaif, Samuel Badree & Vijay Dahiya. Delhi Capitals earlier known as Delhi Daredevils came to existence in 2019 after a 50% take over by JSW Group. The team is now co-owned by JSW Group & GMR Group includes some big names like Jason Roy, Ishant Sharma, Chris Woakes, Kagiso Rabada, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and Ravichandra Ashwin.
A late entrant in international cricket, 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.