Sat. Sep 19th, 2020
India Today Web Desk


The quarantine days are gone for Chennai Super Kings, the final workforce to start out their practice sessions for IPL 2020 in UAE simply because of as a lot of as 13 coronavirus instances in their camp. The workforce sweated in their very first net session in the Gulf nation on Friday, on Saturday the three-occasions champions entered the practice arena once again and they looked charged up.

In an Instagram video posted by the Chennai-primarily based franchise, captain MS Dhoni can be viewed dealing with his seasoned spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Piyush Chawla, was has joined CSK from two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Thala MS Dhoni can be viewed defending the commencing number of balls and then smacking them on each sides of the wicket later on. Piyush Chawla, who bowled very good flighted deliveries, also received thriving in dismantling MS Dhoni’s stumps on one particular of his deliveries.

The video also had glimpses of Murali Vijay batting in one particular of the nets. The Chennai-born, turns back the clock and smashes one particular above prolonged-off in his common lofted trend to make followers go wild in the feedback segment of the publish.

The scorching and humid ailments in UAE are anticipated to assist the spinners and these preparations by MS Dhoni can come definitely helpful for CSK in the absence of their batting mainstay Suresh Raina, who pulled out of IPL 2020 due to “private causes”. Notably, team’s veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh also opted towards travelling to UAE and enjoying amidst coronavirus.

With two of their senior gamers gone, CSK will seem to do their greatest in this practice sessions. When, speculations are rife above Ruturaj Gaikwad taking Suresh Raina’s amount three slot, some specialists have signalled that MS Dhoni himself can and really should consider the place.

Just lately, reacting to a fan’s comment asking who will be vice-captain of CSK in absence of Suresh Raina, team’s Twitter deal with commented, “Why worry when we have a ‘wise captain’?

The IPL 2020 schedules are set be announced on Sunday, IPL Governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed on Saturday. There are doubts above CSK enjoying the opener towards defending champions Mumbai Indians. CSK gamers had the longest quarantine time period right after arriving in UAE simply because of the coronavirus instances in the camp and that may force them to opt out of the opener.

Having said that on Thursday, BCCI sources advised India Nowadays that the board is assured of commencing the significantly-anticipated season with the marquee clash among Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. CSK and MI had been scheduled to perform the opener ahead of the T20 tournament was postponed due to the pandemic.



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