IPL 2020: South African trio of Faf du Plessis, Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada arrives in UAE

The 13th edition of Indian League (IPL 2020) starting from September 19 and the South African trio of Faf du Plessis, Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada arrived in the wee hours of Tuesday to join their teammates for the upcoming IPL 2020.While former South Africa skipper du Plessis and speedster Ngidi joined the Chennai Super Kings’ camp, pacer Rabada headed to the Delhi Capitals’ team hotel.

Both franchises CSK and Delhi Capitals shared pictures of the Proteas players on their respective official Twitter handles.

All three players will undergo a six-day isolation period with testing on days 1, 3 and 6. If they clear all the tests, they will be eligible to enter the tournament’s bio-bubble and start training.All the Indian players have already reached the UAE and completed their six-day quarantine which is in line with the Standard Operating Procedure issued by the BCCI.

 

Apart from CSK, all teams have started training as well and the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led is side expected to hit the ground from today.CSK were struck by an outbreak of coronavirus with as many as 13 personnel, including two players, testing positive for COVID-19 last week.

Meanwhile,Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and their leader MS Dhoni feels Suresh Raina can still make a comeback to the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) in UAE. Raina who has been very important cog in the wheel for the CSK batting left the team in huff and puff but CSK is yet to officially call for any replacement for the southpaw.