IPL 2020 Pitches In UAE Will Be Spin Friendly: Washington Sundar
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IPL 2020 Pitches In UAE Will Be Spin Friendly: Washington Sundar

Washington Sundar. Credit: BCCI

IPL 2020 will get underway from September 19 with its final being played on November 10. The lucrative tournament will be played for the second time in UAE. However, the fixtures are still to be confirmed, but it looks like Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will face off against Mumbai Indians in the inaugural contest.

The pitches will be on the slower side in UAE and RCB all-rounder Washington Sundar believes that spinners will get assistance from it. He also added that it will be all about getting the rhythm right and hitting the right areas.
Washington Sundar
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“I think things are going very well and we have been getting pitches where we can get some assistance for spinners. We can expect this in the games as well when the tournament starts. With the amount of heat that has been here for the last few days, we can definitely see plenty of assistance for the spinners in the middle of the tournament,” Sundar said in a video posted on the official Twitter handle of RCB.

“I think it’s all about getting the rhythm right and hitting the right areas. It’s all about getting the things right before the game starts, the last couple of sessions have been very good,” he added.

"They know if they don't play the IPL, they won't get too far. The IPL gives them the benchmark for them to get picked for the Indian team. You can't blame them because you need to have T20 skills otherwise you are not going to play too much cricket," he added. 
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Apart from Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed and Yuzvendra Chahal will be the other two spinners to play for the RCB franchise. RCB captain Virat Kohli had also said in an initial video posted by the franchise that the spinners are looking in good rhythm.

Kohli is still to help RCB clinch the IPL trophy. However, this year, they could change their fortunes had help the side bring home the title. RCB have some fine names in their ranks this season including the likes of AB de Villiers, Chris Morris and Dale Steyn.