IPL 2020 Update: Find out what players are doing before their departure to UAE
Bengaluru: With the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) set to take place in the UAE from September 19 to November 10, all eight teams have begun preparations with most of the players resuming training. Ahead of the teams’ departure to Dubai, take a look at the players’ training, travelling, and what they said on IPL 2020.
Wriddhiman Saha posted this picture on Instagram saying he is ready with his packed bags. The India Test wicketkeeper-batsman will play for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
Saha pictured inside an aircraft at the Kolkata airport on Wednesday (August 19), before his departure for Mumbai. From there, he and his teammates will head to the UAE.
Mumbai Indians (MI) all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who recently became a father of a baby boy, was seen cycling. This picture was posted by MI on their Instagram handle.
Hardik is seen running.
MI fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah bowls in Mumbai.
In a video posted on Instagram, MI captain Rohit Sharma was seen running, and later batting in nets.
Rohit bats in the nets. He is the only captain in IPL history to have won four titles. MI are the defending champions.
Rohit gets his equipment ready before the tournament.
Just like his teammate Hardik, Rohit too was spotted cycling.
Hardik's brother Krunal Pandya too is ready to play for MI in IPL 2020.
Kings XI Punjab's (KXIP) captain KL Rahul bats in Bengaluru as he prepares for IPL 2020. He will be Punjab's skipper for the first time.
Rahul will have his Karnataka teammates Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, K Gowtham and J Suchith in KXIP.
Rahul will have a lot of responsibility this season. He is the team's skipper, main batsman and also the wicketkeeper.
This season, KXIP will be coached by former India captain Anil Kumble.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) players have started arriving in Bengaluru.
RCB players practice indoors at a hotel in Bengaluru.
RCB's Parthiv Patel wears a mask as he arrives at a hotel in Bengaluru.
RCB spinner Yuzvendra Chahal pictured in Bengaluru.
Rajasthan Royals' (RR) paceman Jaydev Unadkat is ready for his travel, taking all precautions.
RR players depart from Bengaluru.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni arrived in Chennai on Friday (August 14). The next day he announced his retirementn from international cricket.