IPL 2020: SunRisers Hyderabad wants to provide opportunities for young people, says Muttiah Muralitharan


Bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan of SunRisers Hyderabad said this year that the squad is looking forward to giving opportunities to the youngsters. The former Sri Lankan shared his experience when he returned to the field after a seven-month hiatus, and he was delighted to be back with the SunRisers and hopes the team will thrive in the Indian Premier League (IPL) from this year on. year. David Warner, Mitchell Marsh and Jonny Bairstow have yet to join the squad as they play for their respective teams in the England-Australia series.

“It’s something special, because after COVID, and staying at home for six-seven months and having nothing to do, to be back with SunRisers and hopefully we’ll do well in this tournament. Guys are training very hard and we’re looking forward to it. . to the big guns to come, they are yet to come. We look forward to the first game, “said Muralitharan in a video shared by SunRisers Hyderabad’s official Twitter account.

SunRisers have five young Indian players – Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Khaleel Ahmad, Priyam Garg and Sanjay Yadav – on their team.

“This year we went with very young talent because we want to offer opportunities to the youngsters and try to get the best out of them,” said the legendary spinner.

“When I train, it will be boring without bowling, so I thought about lending them a hand because there aren’t that many net bowlers. We just had to get bowlers from India,” he added.

Muralitharan is looking forward to achieving better results with new head coach Trevor Bayliss.

“I know him, he had also coached me in Sri Lanka for four years. We know each other and I think it’s a new addition and it’s a different way of thinking. Tom has been very good with us in the last seven years and hopefully Trevor will Bayliss are doing better, ”said the bowling coach.

Muralitharan added that playing in the tournament without fans will be a different experience.


“It’s different for us as we’ve never played a cricket game without fans. So we will definitely miss the fans and hopefully all the fans will support us through the TV and give all the good blessings to the SunRisers. Hopefully we win this tournament. “, he said.

The 13th edition of the competition will be played from September 19 to November 10, at three locations in the UAE: Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai. SunRisers Hyderabad will face RCB in their opening match of the tournament in Dubai on September 21.

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