IPL 2021 – RCB Maxwell & Jamieson: One needs to listen to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Director of Cricket Operations Mike Hesson on how difficult it is to get the entire squad under one roof during the Covid-19 times. RCB is trying their best to get all their top players come down to UAE as soon as possible. AB De Villiers has joined the squad today, while Glenn Maxwell will be coming to UAE in next 2-3 days and Kyle Jamieson will still take sometime to join the squad.
“AB (de Villiers) is at the airport now, so he’ll be on his way. Maxi (Glenn Maxwell) is sort of two or three days away, Kyle (Jamieson) will be here around the 10th, and then the guys will drip-in from the different bubbles they are playing in throughout the world. We’ll have 11 guys from our group by tomorrow, so we’re halfway there.” declared Hesson.
Bold Diaries: AB de Villiers joins the RCB bio bubble
“I feel like a kid again and I can’t wait to play,” says AB de Villiers as he talks about his fan compilation videos people are sending him on Twitter.#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2021 #BoldDiaries pic.twitter.com/60pGDaeMk0
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IPL 2021: AB De Villiers joins RCB camp in UAE, but team still waiting for Maxwell & Kyle Jamieson says Mike Hesson
IPL 2021 – RCB Maxwell & Jamieson: Having completed quarantine, RCB began training in Dubai on Sunday, ahead of the resumption of IPL 2021. The team hit the ground running with a football game to get the players acclimatised to the weather in the UAE. will join RCB camp in Dubai in ‘two or three days’, says Mike Hesson:
Speaking about the first training session and highlighting updates about the arrival of players, Mike Hesson, Director of Cricket Operations and Head Coach RCB, said, “The 6th, 8th, and 10th (September) will be gym days. So, instead of us doing split groups like we did last time, we’re all going to go as one group. The 7th, 9th, and 11th will be skill training. It gives you a day where you can work hard and then you can do your own S&C (Strength and Conditioning) and recover.”
IPL 2021 – RCB Maxwell & Jamieson: Hesson also provided an update on players returning from the India-England series and the Sri Lanka-South Africa series,
“Both the India-England bubble and the Sri Lanka-South Africa bubble will be straight bubble to bubble transfers. So, those will be arriving two or three days before the opening game. Obviously, they’ve been playing plenty of cricket, so it’s just a matter of getting them over here and acclimatizing to the heat.”
Last week, RCB confirmed that all-rounder Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the remaining Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season due to an impending finger injury.
IPL 2021: Maxwell will join RCB camp in Dubai in ‘two or three days’, says Mike Hesson
Akash Deep, a state cricketer from Bengal and net bowler with the franchise, has been named as a replacement.