The upcoming IPL is the 13th edition of the T20 league. The scheduled dates are from 19th September to 10th November. It will happen in the cities of Abu Dhabi, Sharjah & Dubai. Delhi Capitals & Sunrisers Hyderabad reached Dubai on Sunday, 23rd August. The Delhi Capitals had ended in 3rd position in the last season. The Sunrisers had managed to take the 4th place.
As per the standard operating procedure issued by the BCCI, they were in isolation for complete 6 days. The players didn’t come out of their rooms during these 6 days. After this, the Delhi Capitals team has started their practice with full enthusiasm. The Sunrisers have also started their preparation for ‘the Title’. There were RT-PCR tests on the 1st, 3rd & 6th day of the quarantine. Fortunately, all the players tested negative.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad reached first and then the Delhi capital followed. Delhi capital’s CEO, Dhiraj Malhotra shared his thoughts “We are all really excited that cricket is back, and that the team is together again. It is like meeting your own family, meeting your long lost friends. So it is just a really overwhelming phase for all of us”. Capitals assistant coach Mohammed Kaif said that “We will be undergoing three more tests, and hopefully everyone’s reports will come out negative, and then we can get back on to the field to start practising.”
Both the franchises shared their players’ photos. The Capitals Player looked charged up to try and get their Maiden trophy. The Sunrisers will look to claim their second IPL Trophy. Both the team players are following the social distancing protocol strictly.
David Warner, the Sunrisers captain, was the highest run-getter. Kagiso Rabada, the Delhi capital player, was the 2nd highest wicket-taker and joined the team on 2nd September.
Bhubaneswar Kumar is the bowler to rely upon for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Manish Pandey is the key player to look out for the top order. The overseas players to watch out for are Kane Williamson & Rashid Khan.
Main players of Delhi capital are Shreyas Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan & Rishabh Pant. From overseas, Shimron Hetmyer and Sandeep Lamichhane.
So, as both the teams are excellent in their performances and they have come back from the quarantines, there would be exciting matches. Let’s hope the audiences are going to enjoy it a lot.