IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals aim acclimatisation to conditions, Asst coach assistant coach Amre says, ‘Important for players to get used to wickets’

IPL 2021 Phase 2: Ahead of the second half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, Delhi Capitals has hit the ground running in their pre-season camp under the watchful eyes of assistant coaches Pravin Amre and Ajay Ratra at the ICC Academy in Dubai. Although the conditions will be similar to India, Amre said that it would be important for players to get acclimatised to the conditions and wicket to challenge for the IPL 2021 title.

“It’s going to be humid when the season resumes and it is important for the players to get used to the wickets and conditions here in the UAE. Credit to the DC management for sending us here early, so that we have enough time to prepare well with the conditions on offer,” said Amre in an official release.

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IPL 2021 Phase 2: Shreyas Iyer, who missed out on the first half of the season due to a shoulder injury, reached Dubai a week earlier than the rest of the team to work on his game with Amre.

The assistant coach expressed that Iyer has regained his full fitness and is hitting the ball very well in the nets.

“It’s always hard for any cricketer to come back after an injury. Our entire team, especially Delhi Capitals’ strength and conditioning coach Rajinikanth Sivagnanam, assistant physio Dhananjay Kaushik and physio Patrick Farhart worked hard when Shreyas was undergoing rehabilitation. Even the National Cricket Academy played an important role during Shreyas’ recovery period. Getting his shoulder strength back was important for him and he has been hitting the ball as long as anybody in the nets,” Pravin Amre said. 

IPL 2021 Phase 2: Amre said that the Delhi Capitals, who are currently at the top of the table with 12 points from 8 matches, will look to start from scratch in the second half of the tournament.

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IPL 2021 Phase 2: Delhi Capitals (DC) Full fixture

Match No. Day Date Time (IST) Match Venue
33 Wednesday 22-Sep-21 07:30 PM DC vs SRH Dubai
36 Saturday 25-Sep-21 03:30 PM DC vs RR Abu Dhabi
41 Tuesday 28-Sep-21 03:30 PM KKR vs DC Sharjah
46 Saturday 02-Oct-21 03:30 PM MI vs DC Sharjah
50 Monday 04-Oct-21 07:30 PM DC vs CSK Dubai
56 Friday 08-Oct-21 07:30 PM RCB vs DC Dubai

 

IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals (DC) Squad: 

Shreyas Iyer (C), Kagiso Rabada, Shimron Hetmyer, Vishnu Vinod, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Tom Curran, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Chris Woakes, Ishant Sharma, Lalith Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Praveen Dubey, Rishabh Pant, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddharth, Sam Billings