The Royal Challengers Bangalore has started to identify some possible challenges that they may encounter during IPL 2020.
IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore are now prepared to have different gameplay in UAE compared to how it was in India. As per head coach Simon Katich, the running and the scoring may be more thrilling this time as summer in the UAE can be hotter than that of India’s.
As per Katich, ‘It'll be interesting to see how the pitches cope this time of the year. Because there's been a lot of cricket played in a short span of time, then there's potential that knowing these conditions where it is hot and dry, we'll see some challenging wickets particularly from the batting point of view and that'll present a different style of cricket at times, which is exciting as well’.
‘Just like IPL in India, we've gained huge amount of data at every venue. Sharjah quite different to the others, the attributes it has in terms of bounce, boundary sizes - we're aware of all the statistics surrounding certain players and certain grounds, certain types of players on certain grounds. Abu Dhabi is a bigger ground, we know prevailing winds, what it does at day and at night. Nothing comes as a surprise for us’, he added.
So far, the RCB has a lot of great players this season including Aaron Finch, Parthiv Patel, Devdutt Padikkal, and team captain Virat Kohli. To date, the team has started their preparations for IPL 2020 which is slated to start on September 21 in Dubai. To learn more about this famous cricket league, head over to Betwala.
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