<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Sunrisers Hyderabad hire Waqar Younis as bowling coach" src="https://st3.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20121207215306.jpg" title="Sunrisers Hyderabad hire Waqar Younis as bowling coach" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis confirmed the news © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Hyderabad: Mar 8, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Newly launched Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise <a href="/tags/Sunrisers-Hyderabad/post" target="_blank">Sunrisers Hyderabad</a> have announced that former Pakistan speedster Waqar Younis has joined their ranks as a bowling coach.<br /> <br /> The Sunrisers will be making their debut in IPL 6, starting April 3, and already have Australian Tom Moody as coach and former India batsmen <a href="/tags/VVS-Laxman/post" target="_blank">VVS Laxman</a> and Kris Srikkanth as their mentors.<br /> <br /> The Sunrisers made the announcement on their official Twitter page:<br /> <br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-cards="hidden"><p>One of the greatest fast bowlers of all time, Waqar Younis will be the bowling coach for SunRisers Hyderabad! <a href="http://t.co/a5qYqy09A1" title="http://twitter.com/SunRisers/status/309928659777642496/photo/1">twitter.com/SunRisers/stat </a></p>— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) <a href="https://twitter.com/SunRisers/status/309928659777642496">March 8, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <br /> Younis will work alongside the likes of Ishant Sharma, <a href="/tags/Dale-Steyn/post" target="_blank">Dale Steyn</a> and Clint McKay in the Sunrisers team.<br /> <br /> The 41-year-old Younis will be on a six-week contract, according to the <em>Times of India</em>. The newspaper quoted a source as saying, "We have zeroed in on Waqar [Younis] as our bowling coach... We presume that his vast experience will help us in the IPL."<br /> <br /> Waqar confirmed the news to TOI over the phone from Sydney. "Yes, I have decided to join the Sunrisers Hyderabad. I am very happy to join the IPL and I hope my experience will help them," Waqar said.<br /> <br /> The Sunrisers open their <a href="/tags/IPL-6/post" target="_blank">IPL 6</a> campaign against Pune Warriors at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal on April 5.