RCB batsman Devdutt Padikkal says the team’s training for IPL 2020 has been going great and he is slowing getting back his rhythm which he had before the lockdown. Padikkal had a terrific domestic season for Karnataka and is being tipped to open for RCB by many. RCB head coach Simon Katich recently stated that Padikkal has shown enough to get an IPL debut.
In domestic cricket last season, Paddikal was the top-scorer in both the 50-over Vijay Hazare Trophy and the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. In the T20 competition, he had registered 580 runs at a strike rate of 175.75. The Royal Challengers Bangalore squad have started their training after completing the mandatory quarantine.
Training Has Been Great, Slowly Getting Back Into It: Devdutt Padikkal
RCB youngster Devdutt Padikkal said that the training are going great and all the players are feeling good now, and getting their pre-lockdown form back. The training has been targeted for what they want to achieve, said Pallikal.
“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.
RCB ready to break their IPL jinx
RCB have reached the final thrice, under three different captains but the IPL title has never got in their hands. With a new coaching team, they would look to break the jinx and get their hands on the silverware. RCB looks a very balanced side this term and will aim to win their maiden IPL.
The IPL 2020 will begin from September 19 till November 10, a total 53-day campaign will see all the eight teams play in UAE. The venue this time is UAE and matches will be played in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.