Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to change their fortunes and get their hands on their maiden IPL title in the upcoming season. RCB will have some new faces in their ranks and among them will be Devdutt Padikkal, who made a name for himself through his performances in domestic T20 tournaments.
Padikkal will open the batting for RCB in the IPL 2020. He has been training great guns along with the side ahead of the tournament. He said that RCB training has been great and they are gradually getting back into it. The left-hand batsman also mentioned that RCB have achieved their targets in the quality practice sessions.
“The training has been great, we are slowly getting back into it, we have had a good number of sessions and we are feeling really good. We feel like we are getting back to what we were before lockdown. It is more about movement, getting the legs moving and reacting better,” Padikkal said in a video posted on the official Twitter handle of RCB.
“It has been great, we have had quality sessions, it’s been really targeted so what we want to do and achieve. We have had few running sessions as well to acclimatise to the weather and conditions,” he added.
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.