Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling Coach Muttiah Muralitharan said that all the leagues across the globe want Indian players to play with them. Sri Lanka’s spin legend Muralitharan feels that T20 leagues were rapidly increasing whole over the world after the success of the Indian Premier League.
Murali feels that the league without Indian players look like flourishes participation.
The England (ECB) and Wales Cricket Board (WCB) has announced its aim to create a city-based T20 competition within 2020 and Cricket South Africa (CSA) also has grand plans for a similar T20 league.
The 44-year-old Sri Lanka spins legend Muralitharan, bowling coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad, said “Whatever said and done, if Indians players are not going to playing in those tournaments, it’s not going to be a big hit. Everyone wants Indian players; (otherwise) it won’t have an impact as IPL.”
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Murali said “As a bowler, you bowl the same, it doesn’t matter whether CSK or any other team, (Ashwin) confidence has improved. Self-confidence is the biggest boost for any cricketer; everyone has talent at the first-class level.”
He added “He is at top of his form, you have to appreciate, rather than criticise him that he takes wickets in India. Give him a chance.”
He said India had the attack to create and impact playing, “They (India) have an attack to build, they have good spin and fast bowling attack. It’s not that India go abroad and lose.”
Murali said about fewer players from Sri Lanka in the Indian Premier League, “Obviously, we don’t have the talent back home. We had great teams, great players but they are all retired at the moment.”
“New guys (players) are coming, until they establish, franchise won’t pick them, (because the) best four foreign players you have to pick in the side. When they do well, franchise will pick them. It happen, in 2007, 2008 we had about 12-13 players, we had great players who played for a long time and got experience.”