IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders Give Sneak Peek Into Team Room In Abu Dhabi. See Pictures
Kolkata Knight Riders gave their fans a sneak peek into their team room in Abu Dhabi ahead of IPL 2020.
- KKR gave fans a sneak peek into their team room in Abu Dhabi
- KKR arrived in the UAE for IPL 2020 on Thursday
- The IPL 2020 kicks off in the UAE on September 19
Kolkata Knight Riders took to Twitter on Sunday to give their fans a sneak peek into their team room in Abu Dhabi. The two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions landed in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday to participate in the 13th edition of the cash-rich league. The IPL 2020was moved out of India due to the rising coronavirus cases in the country. All the eight franchises have arrived in the UAEfor the upcoming IPL. "New city, New #HomeOfTheKnights Sneak-peek into the #KKR Team Room in Abu Dhabi," KKR's official handle captioned the pictures.
This year's IPL will begin on September 19 and the final of the tournament will be played on November 10.
KKR finished on the fifth spot last year, failing to qualify for the play-offs.
Despite having Andre Russell, the purple cap winner, in their team, the Kolkata-based franchise lost too many close games last season.
As the IPL 2020 is nearing, Russell is gearing up well for the tournament as he smashed a quick-fire half-century off just 38 deliveries in a knock that included five maximums in a Caribbean Premier League game on Saturday.
KKR have roped in Brendon McCullum as their head coach for this season as they look to turn things around in the UAE.
Three venues; Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai will host 60 games in 53 days, starting next month.
This is not the first time that the IPL will be played in the UAE. In 2014, UAE had hosted the T20 league partially due to the general elections in India.