IPL 2020: SunRisers Hyderabad Taking a look To Give Opportunities To Youngsters, Says Muttiah Muralitharan


SunRisers Hyderabad bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan said this year the side is having a look forward to giving opportunities to the youngsters. Sharing his experience on returning back to the field after seven months hiatus, the former Sri Lankan felt elated to we back with the SunRisers and hopes that team will do mannered in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL). David Warner, Mitchell Marsh and Jonny Bairstow are yet to enroll in the squad as they’re playing for their respective teams in the series between England and Australia.

“It is something special, because after COVID, and six-seven months of staying at home and nothing to do, to be back with SunRisers and confidently, we will be able to do mannered in this tournament. Boys are training very tough and we are having a look forward to the big guns to come, they’re yet to come. We are having a look forward to the first match,” Muralitharan said in a video shared by SunRisers Hyderabad’s official Twitter maintain.

SunRisers have five young Indian players — Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Khaleel Ahmad, Priyam Garg and Sanjay Yadav — in their squad.

“This year we went with very young talent because we are having a look at giving opportunities to the youngsters and check out to receive the most efficient out of them,” the legendary spinner said.

“When I come to training, without bowling it’ll be boring so I thought to give them a hand because there don’t seem to be as many net bowlers. We had to cause net bowlers from India,” he added.

Muralitharan is having a look forward to work with new head coach Trevor Bayliss do produce better results.

“I realize him, he had coached me as mannered for four years in Sri Lanka. We realize each and every other and I think this is a new addition and this is a different state of mind. In the final seven years, Tom was once very good with us and confidently, Trevor Bayliss will do a better job,” the bowling coach said.

Muralitharan further added that it’ll be a different experience of playing without fans in the tournament.


“It is something different for us because we have never played a cricket game without fans. So, definitely we’re going to overlook the fans and confidently all of the fans will be supporting us through the TV and giving all of the good blessings for the SunRisers. Optimistically, we will be able to win this tournament,” he said.

The 13th edition of the league will be played from September 19 to November 10, across three venues in the UAE — Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai. SunRisers Hyderabad will take on RCB in their opening game of the tournament in Dubai on September 21.

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