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Muttiah Muralitharan to work as Australia’s spin consultant

Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan has been appointed Australia‘s spin consultant, ahead of their tour of the United Arab Emirates, wherein they will be taking on Pakistan.

According to AFP, the world’s leading Test wicket-taker is already working with Australia’s top spinner Nathan Lyon as part of Australia’s National Cricket Centre Spin Programme, and has agreed to become more involved.

His signing is a coup given his knowledge of the doosra delivery, which has long baffled the Australians, and with Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal among the game’s most potent mystery spinners.

“I know the Australian team is a very good side, but hopefully I can have a little bit of input to help them do well in the series against Pakistan. Those conditions might help spinners and I know a few tricks that might help them on what to do as I have played a lot of matches in those conditions in the UAE and hopefully I can help them a little bit,” Muralitharan said.

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