IPL 2020: Here's how your favourite sides sweat it out on September 14

First Published 15, Sep 2020, 12:36 PM

The IPL 2020 starts this Saturday. Mumbai Indians take on Chennai Super Kings in the opening clash.

<p>The 13th edition of the fruitful Indian Premier League (IPL) is gathering enough pace and build-up towards the opening game of the season. As for the teams, they are sweating it out extensively at the nets, leaving no room for errors once the season starts.</p>

The 13th edition of the fruitful Indian Premier League (IPL) is gathering enough pace and build-up towards the opening game of the season. As for the teams, they are sweating it out extensively at the nets, leaving no room for errors once the season starts.

<p>On the other hand, the training sessions have become even more concentrated, since most of the cricketers have been out of touch for over six months, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, here we take a look as to how the players engaged themselves on Monday in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).</p>

On the other hand, the training sessions have become even more concentrated, since most of the cricketers have been out of touch for over six months, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, here we take a look as to how the players engaged themselves on Monday in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

<p><strong>Chennai Super Kings: </strong>Ummmm.... not sure what Deepak Chahar is exactly trying here. Maybe, some type of squat. But, that's not the gym. Wonder where is he exactly!</p>

Chennai Super Kings: Ummmm.... not sure what Deepak Chahar is exactly trying here. Maybe, some type of squat. But, that's not the gym. Wonder where is he exactly!

<p><strong>CSK:</strong> Inside-out or straight-drive, whatever you call it, it certainly looks good, doesn't it? Ruturaj Gaikwad trying to remind everyone of Suresh Raina here?</p>

CSK: Inside-out or straight-drive, whatever you call it, it certainly looks good, doesn't it? Ruturaj Gaikwad trying to remind everyone of Suresh Raina here?

<p><strong>Delhi Capitals:</strong> Skipper Shreyas Iyer engages himself in a light skipping session while training. How many times did he skip, you think?</p>

Delhi Capitals: Skipper Shreyas Iyer engages himself in a light skipping session while training. How many times did he skip, you think?

<p><strong>DC: </strong>Rishabh Pant, meanwhile, hit the gym, as he worked on his sit-ups. How many times did he do it, you think?</p>

DC: Rishabh Pant, meanwhile, hit the gym, as he worked on his sit-ups. How many times did he do it, you think?

<p><strong>DC: </strong>The gym session also continued for opener Shikhar Dhawan as he engaged himself in laid-back squats. Now, that's some workout, ain't it?</p>

DC: The gym session also continued for opener Shikhar Dhawan as he engaged himself in laid-back squats. Now, that's some workout, ain't it?

<p><strong>Kings XI Punjab:</strong> Jagadeesha Suchith seems focused as he aims to bolster KXIP's spin department. Is he the man to watch out for?</p>

Kings XI Punjab: Jagadeesha Suchith seems focused as he aims to bolster KXIP's spin department. Is he the man to watch out for?

<p><strong>KXIP:</strong> Meanwhile, skipper KL Rahul is having some fun time during the photo-shoot. What a wink, though!</p>

KXIP: Meanwhile, skipper KL Rahul is having some fun time during the photo-shoot. What a wink, though!

<p><strong>Kolkata Knight Riders:</strong> Can this shot by Nikhil Naik be named as 'Nataraj shot'? Won't be that bad, we guess.</p>

Kolkata Knight Riders: Can this shot by Nikhil Naik be named as 'Nataraj shot'? Won't be that bad, we guess.

<p>KKR: Not sure if it is a fielding drill or a synchronisation party. Nonetheless, it surely looks intense as the players seem focused. Time to watch out for KKR's fielding?</p>

KKR: Not sure if it is a fielding drill or a synchronisation party. Nonetheless, it surely looks intense as the players seem focused. Time to watch out for KKR's fielding?

<p><strong>Mumbai Indians:</strong> Hardik Pandya seems determined to hot everything out of the park, even at the nets. What could make him stop?</p>

Mumbai Indians: Hardik Pandya seems determined to hot everything out of the park, even at the nets. What could make him stop?

<p><strong>MI: </strong>BOOM! No, there was no explosion, but the yorker machine just hit the nets in the form of Jasprit Bumrah. Delightful!</p>

MI: BOOM! No, there was no explosion, but the yorker machine just hit the nets in the form of Jasprit Bumrah. Delightful!

<p><strong>Royal Challengers Bangalore:</strong> Monday means blues. But, AB de Villiers seems to be having some other plans as the cover-drive drives the blues away.</p>

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Monday means blues. But, AB de Villiers seems to be having some other plans as the cover-drive drives the blues away.

<p><strong>RCB: </strong>Skipper Virat Kohli is implying something by this. Any guesses?</p>

RCB: Skipper Virat Kohli is implying something by this. Any guesses?

<p><strong>Sunrisers Hyderabad:</strong> Bhuvneshwar Kumar is already a hit with the ball, but he seems determined to do so with the bat as well. Do you think he is doing the right thing?</p>

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is already a hit with the ball, but he seems determined to do so with the bat as well. Do you think he is doing the right thing?

<p><strong>SRH:</strong> Meanwhile, all-rounder Vijay Shankar is sharpening his bowling skills. Will he make an impact? Also, what about his batting?</p>

SRH: Meanwhile, all-rounder Vijay Shankar is sharpening his bowling skills. Will he make an impact? Also, what about his batting?

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