Mohammed Shami is fit and raring to go in the IPL 2020. He will be spearheading the pace department for KXIP but has cautioned against the weather in UAE. Shami said that the temperature in UAE is much higher than India and thus there are chances of getting dehydrated or cramps.
The premier India fast bowler also maintained that the wickets are difficult in UAE but it will not be so hard to maintain the workload. Shami however said that the IPL 2020, back in India, will bring smiles on everyone’s faces.
“Temperature is much higher compared to India. There are chances of getting dehydrated. There will be chances of cramps. So we will have to keep those things in mind,” Shami told IANS on Tuesday.
“It will be difficult as the wickets here are also different. So workload management is important. But it is not that difficult that it can’t be managed. It depends on us how we manage our workload,” added the 30-year-old, rated as one of the best pacers in the World at the moment.
“It felt great getting out of home and coming to Dubai. We are all grateful to play the game which we all love. So the feeling cannot be compared. The best part is that everyone is on the field and training. In India, IPL should bring smiles to the faces of all,” he said.
IPL 2020 will be played entirely in UAE due to the pandemic situation forcing the cricket board to host the tournament away from India. Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah will be the three venues used for the tournament. Dream 11 have been named as the sponsor for the upcoming season of the tournament after VIVO pulled out.
All the franchise have arrived in UAE with some of the foreign players still to join the squad. Players from England and Australia will join their respective franchises once their ongoing three-match T20I series concludes.