Delhi Capitals Head Talent Scout Vijay Dahiya has said that keeping the players mentally and physically fresh throughout the whole IPL 2020 season is the most important thing. For which, he said that the coaching staff and other members are working out on several things.
Speaking ahead of a nets session at the ICC Academy on Saturday, Dahiya opened up that they are not forcing rigorous training sessions. The squad has been given optional net session. He said that the players have been given the freedom to get in shape slowly so that they didn’t get pressurised mentally or physically.
“We’ve got optional nets sessions and have given freedom to players to slowly get back into rhythm, and that has resulted in the players doing well in training already. Our planning has been such that these players can stay in rhythm during and towards the end of the season as well – that is the most important thing that they are fresh both mentally and physically throughout the season,” Vijay Dhaiya said.
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Asking about the experience of living in a bio-secure bubble, Dahiya acknowledges that it has been a mental challenge but added that the players have gotten used to it. He believes that once the Delhi Capitals start playing matches then other things would not matter much.
“It has been a challenge and mostly mentally, but when you step onto the field, you forget about everything else. We try to find the positives out of everything – players have been at home for the past few months with these circumstances, so they are now prepared to live under such circumstances. And once the matches get underway, I don’t think these things will be playing in their minds,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, the IPL 2020 is slated to begin from 19th September but Delhi Capitals will play its first match of the tournament against Kings XI Punjab on 20th September.