Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad part of preparatory camp starting from March 9
MS Dhoni has landed in Chennai. This means the Chennai Super Kings are again on the town forward of IPL 2021. Dhoni reached Chennai on Wednesday night for the Super Kings preparatory camp, which is ready to start on March 9. Among the many Super Kings gamers that may be a part of Dhoni within the camp, which will likely be held on the MA Chidambaram stadium, are the batting pair of Ambati Rayudu and Ruturaj Gaikwad together with the uncapped Tamil Nadu players.
Based on Kasi Viswanathan, the Super Kings’ chief executive officer, Suresh Raina, the second-most senior participant within the franchise, is predicted to affix the camp in some unspecified time in the future subsequent week. Viswanathan mentioned that almost all of the squad, together with head coach Stephen Fleming and the opposite abroad help workers, are anticipated to assemble round March 18. Former India quick bowler L Balaji, who’s the Super Kings’ bowling coach, together with fielding coach Rajeev Kumar, will help Dhoni throughout the preliminary a part of the camp.
Ravindra Jadeja, who has been dominated of the Test and T20I segments of India’s series in opposition to England as a consequence of a finger surgical procedure he underwent throughout the Test sequence in Australia, will likely be becoming a member of the Super Kings solely within the first week of April. Jadeja is presently on the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, and earlier this week posted movies and footage of him returning to energetic coaching. It’s not clear if he’ll picked for the three-match ODI series against England, scheduled in Pune in late March.
“The camp will start with all accessible players from March 9. The tentative plan is to go on till the event begins,” Viswanathan mentioned. Viswanathan identified that the Super Kings will function out of bio-secure setting, a compulsory requirement throughout the pandemic. By the way, a number of members of the Super Kings contingent examined optimistic – together with the pair of Gaikwad and quick bowler Deepak Chahar – final August, instantly after a touchdown in Dubai for the 2020 IPL. The franchise has determined to be additional vigilant this time around.
Also Read: IPL 2021 Full Fixture
Requested whether or not the franchise deliberate to vaccinate gamers, Viswanathan mentioned no agency resolution had been taken. “All the gamers, teaching workers and people a part of the crew bubble who arrive at Chennai will likely be in quarantine for 5 days on the crew lodge, the place they can’t come out of the room throughout this era,” Viswanathan mentioned. Put up quarantine all members within the bubble will endure testing earlier than beginning the camp. Testing will stick with it each fifth day.
Forward of IPL 2020, the Super Kings have been the one crew to conduct a preparatory camp earlier than heading to the UAE. However, as soon as greater than a dozen optimistic instances have been reported from the Super Kings contingent within the UAE, questions have been raised about how safe the camp was in Chennai.
Vishwanathan mentioned that the franchise had taken all mandatory precautions final 12 months, too. He mentioned crowds and media wouldn’t have the ability to enter the bottom to look at the preparatory camp. Additionally, the ground staff and safety on the venue can be present during process testing and keep away when the squad is coaching. “Your complete workers on the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, together with floor workers and safety, will likely be examined steadily.”