Delhi Capital captain Shreyas Iyer has said that apart from Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin, the franchise squad for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) will be deepened.
The IPL 2020 will be played in the UAE from 19 September to 10 November in three venues – Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Delhi will be led by Shreyas Iyer and the franchise will feature new additions such as Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis to enhance their lineup.
Last year, Rahane played for Rajasthan Royals, while Ashwin led Kings XI Punjab.
“Our brand of cricket has been aggressive and passionate and that’s how we are as a team. The association of Rahane and Ashwin adds a lot of depth to our side and gives Ricky and me the option to be flexible with our playing XI “We are playing opposition,” Iyer said in a video posted on the official website of the IPL.
He said, these two are people who know a lot about the game and have captained the IPL teams, so as a captain it is for me to use my experience and whenever I need some help. , There is an opportunity to reach them.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday confirmed that 13 personnel, including two players, tested positive for COVID-19.
However, the board did not specify which team had how many confirmed cases. The identities of the players and employees were also not revealed.
The BCCI had said, “13 personnel have tested positive, of which 2 are players. All the affected personnel and their close contacts are asymptomatic and isolated from other team members. They are being supervised by the IPL medical team . ” official release.
All players and team personnel undergo a six-day quarantine period after landing in the UAE and all are required to test for COVID-19 three times.
Once, they all test negative for COVID-19, players can begin training in the UAE with their teammates. The Delhi capitals have already started their practice as all have tested negative for COVID-19.
The final match of the 2020 edition is to be played for the first time in the history of the T20 tournament on a weekday, ie Tuesday.
This time, both afternoon and evening matches will be played half an hour earlier than normal.