IPL 2021 Mumbai Indians training camp: Mumbai Indians are likely to shift to Chennai by next week to begin their training camp for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. The five-time champions are still in Mumbai and are waiting for all the players to join their bio-bubble before shifting base to Chennai where they will play their initial IPL matches. “We are still in Mumbai for now. Will move to Chennai by next week,” a MI source told InsideSport.
Mumbai will play the season opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 9. So far, the uncapped players in the squad along with some big names have joined the team’s bio-bubble. However, there are some who are busy with their national duties and are expected to arrive in the coming days for IPL 2021.
“Players are still arriving and are in quarantine. Those who have completed the seven-day isolation have begun training. But many of Mumbai Indians players are still busy with national duties, so we are just waiting for them before moving to Chennai,” the source added.
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Four of Mumbai Indians playing eleven mainstays; Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, and Suryakumar Yadav are currently part of India’s ODI squad against England. With matches being played in Pune, the players can directly travel to Mumbai and enter the bio-bubble.
Meanwhile, their lead fast bowler, Jasprit Bumrah on the other hand, has taken a break for “personal reasons” and is expected to join the team directly in Chennai.
IPL 2021: Will players enter quarantine?
According to the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) SOP’s for IPL 2021 if players, who are part of ongoing India vs England ODI series, directly enter the IPL franchises bio-bubble they will not have to undergo the week-long quarantine. However, the rule does not apply to anyone who takes a break after the series gets over.
Furthermore, MI’s head coach Mahela Jayawardene is expected to join the team by the end of this week. “He has not yet joined us. We are expecting his arrival soon,” the source said.
IPL 2021 Mumbai Indians squad: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.