IPL 2021: As many as 11 Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) players begun training for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Tuesday.
A nine-day conditioning camp has begun for RCB at The Centre for Sports Science (CSS) facilities at Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, under the guidance of Mike Hesson, Director of Cricket Operations, RCB, and head coach, Simon Katich.
Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, and Navdeep Saini are among the 11 players participating in the camp. Other players are Harshal Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Rajat Patidar, Sachin Baby, Suyash Prabhudesai, and KS Bharat.
The remaining players will join the camp as and when they finish their 7-day mandatory isolation. The camp will provide an opportunity for all players to work with experienced coaches and staff like Sanjay Bangar, Sriram Sridharan, Adam Griffith, Shankar Basu, and Malolan Rangarajan.
The camp is focused on strenuous fitness drills for conditioning and strengthening regimes under the guidance of Shankar Basu.
Skipper Virat Kohli will be joining the RCB camp on April 1 in Chennai. Sources in the know of development confirmed to ANI that Kohli left the Pune bubble created for the ODI series against England on Monday, and as a result, upon his arrival in Chennai, Kohli will undergo quarantine for seven days as per BCCI’s standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the IPL amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
RCB is set to play the IPL 2021 opener against Mumbai Indians on April 9 in Chennai. The final of the 14th edition of the tournament will be played on May 30 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Playoffs will also be played at the same venue.