IPL 2020: Impressed With How Quickly The Boys Have Regained Rhythm: DC Bowling Coach Ryan Harris

Delhi Capitals bowling coach Ryan Harris is impressed by his players quickly gaining their rhythm back even after having no training in the last few months due to the pandemic. Harris completed his six-day lockdown and was present in the training for the first time on Wednesday. According to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) the players and the support staff need to quarantine for six-days on reaching UAE and go through three COVID-19 tests resulting negative, only then can they begin their training. The Delhi capitals squad have finished their mandatory six-day quarantine and had started their training on Saturday.

IPL 2020: Impressed With How Quickly The Boys Have Regained Rhythm: DC Bowling Coach Ryan Harris

Delhi Capitals bowling coach Ryan Harris is impressed by his players quickly gaining their rhythm back even after having no training in the last few months due to the pandemic. Harris completed his six-day lockdown and was present in the training for the first time on Wednesday.

According to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) the players and the support staff need to quarantine for six-days on reaching and go through three COVID-19 tests resulting negative, only then can they begin their training. The Delhi capitals squad have finished their mandatory six-day quarantine and had started their training on Saturday.

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Delhi Capitals. Faheem Hussain /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Ryan Harris is impressed by the DC players regaining their form so quickly

The former Australian cricket coach has been left amazed by watching the Delhi Capitals’ players in training doing so good even after a long break from the game. He commended the players’ work ethic.

“I know that the boys haven’t been able to train in the past few months due to the pandemic, but watching them bat and bowl, and seeing some shots flying over the fence, I’ve been impressed with them,” said Harris in a team statement.

Ryan Harris
Ryan Harris. Image Credit: Getty Images.

“Their work ethic is unbelievable and they seem in very good space for guys who haven’t done a lot of training – they look in excellent condition.”

I still get goosebumps seeing him talk in the huddle: Ryan Harris on Ricky Ponting

DC bowling coach Ryan Harris told it was hard for him to stay idle for 6 days in the quarantine. It was probably the best message he has ever got, he said about receiving the message of clearance to join training with the squad

“Honestly, six days isn’t a lot, but it felt like three weeks for me because I am not someone who can sit still for very long. But when I got the message this morning from the doctor, saying I’ve cleared my quarantine and my tests, that was probably the best message I’ve ever got . Then to obviously watch the boys train has been fantastic,” he said.

Harris said he’s still intimidated by the presence of his former Australia teammate and DC head coach Ricky Ponting. He feels lucky to get the opportunity to be a part of this project and to learn from Ricky Ponting.

“I still get goosebumps seeing him talk in the huddle. I’m very lucky for him to have asked me to come here to be part of this project, and to work with him is very satisfying for me, and very humbling experience.

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting. Image Credit: Getty Images.

“I’ve been coaching for a few years now, but there’s still so much to learn, and I think there’s no better person to do it with than Ricky.” he added

DC side is one of the three teams to have never won the IPL. Moreover, they have never even made it to the finals. They have quite some squad depth this season to go for the extra mile with new additions like , Ravichandran Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, who have bolstered their lineup as an all-rounder. The IPL 2020 will be played between September 19 and November 10.

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IPL 2020: CSK Likely Play The Tournament Opener Against MI

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is likely to play the IPL 2020 opener against the defending champions Mumbai Indians on 19th September after their players test negative of the coronavirus on Thursday. It was a huge blow for CSK after their player Deepak Chahar and Rituraj Gaekwad had tested positive of the infectious virus after landing in the UAE. According to BCCI’s SOP, the team had to extend the quarantine further for 14-days. The spread of the infectious virus in CSK camp had also threatened the hosting of the tournament. However, things were calmed down soon after the players tested negative

IPL 2020: CSK Likely Play The Tournament Opener Against MI

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is likely to play the IPL 2020 opener against the defending champions Mumbai Indians on 19th September after their players test negative of the coronavirus on Thursday.

It was a huge blow for CSK after their player and Rituraj Gaekwad had tested positive of the infectious virus after landing in the UAE. According to BCCI’s SOP, the team had to extend the quarantine further for 14-days. The spread of the infectious virus in CSK camp had also threatened the hosting of the tournament. However, things were calmed down soon after the players tested negative in the first Test last week.

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Although CSK might not get enough practice sessions ahead of the first game, they are ready to take up the challenge to play the tournament opener according to a report in the Times of India.

“It’s not a problem at all. We will be happy to play game 1st if we are asked to,” a CSK source said.

As per tradition, the defending champion and runner up or either two popular franchises of the tournament play the series opener. After CSK’s availability was in doubt, speculations were there that RCB might play the first match of the much-awaited tournament against MI.

IPL Franchise demanding for warm-up matches

MS Dhoni, IPL 2020,
MS Dhoni. Credits: IPL

Earlier, it was also reported that the majority of the franchises want a warm-up game before the tournament opener on September 19.

“Having some competitive warm-up games will be good for tournament,” a leading franchise executive has told TOI. Another franchise CEO has also expressed his “100 percent support to the idea of warm-ups.”

Meanwhile, CSK is expected to start its training camp from the 4th or 5th of September. They would be the last franchise to start their practice session in the UAE. Moreover, the franchise will play this season without their batting mainstay who returned to India after landing in the UAE citing personal reasons.

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