Shikhar Dhawan: Delhi Capitals’ senior opening batsman expects the pitches to be on the slower aspect in IPL 2020.

Delhi Capitals opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan admits {that a} participant has to face a number of challenges whereas residing inside a bio-secure bubble as is being completed within the thirteenth season of the Indian Premier League in UAE.

Talking throughout a media interplay organized by Capitals, Dhawan opened up on Delhi’s gamers retaining their thoughts intact through an “leisure room”. “There are challenges to residing inside the bubble, since you gained’t get to fulfill new folks, you’ll have to stay with the identical folks all through.

“You may’t go to eating places, you may solely go to designated areas. Our group has an leisure room, the place we play TT or video video games, in order that’s a great factor we’ve been supplied, plus we’ve got group dinners,” Dhawan stated.

Dhawan, 34, additional considers these challenges as alternatives particularly to bond together with his teammates. Set to play his third season (2008 and 2019) for Capitals, Dhawan additionally expects gamers to be “mentally sturdy” in IPL 2020 for numerous causes.

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“The place there are challenges, there are alternatives as properly, and it depends upon the individual and the way he views issues. I see it as a possibility to bond with my team-mates and your complete group.

“Secondly, whether or not a participant is doing properly or badly, they’ll’t exit, they’ll have to stay inside [the bubble] and undergo these feelings. There gained’t be an outlet. You may’t exit and loosen up and divert your thoughts. Folks need to be mentally sturdy – as I stated, it may be a problem, it may be a possibility too. I see it as a possibility – I’m going to discover it and get stronger,” Dhawan added.

Shikhar Dhawan reacts on enjoying IPL 2020 in UAE

With IPL 2020 set to be performed throughout three venues, Dhawan considers it is going to assist gamers in recovering quick as a result of much less journey time concerned.

“As a result of there will likely be much less journey, your physique gained’t tire as a lot. Often within the IPL, your match will end late at evening, and you then’ll take a flight at 11 the subsequent morning. Now, all of the gamers will have the ability to get well higher between matches,” Dhawan stated.

Nevertheless, a draw back to such a protracted match being performed throughout three venues is the damage and tear of pitches. Being requested about the identical, Dhawan acknowledged that pitches will likely be on the slower aspect particularly after the primary half of IPL 2020.

With Delhi having some tried and examined spinning choices in Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Axar Patel and Sandeep Lamichhane, Dhawan believes their prowess will likely be a “enormous benefit” for them.

“I really feel that the wickets are going to show a bit or get slower, as a result of solely three grounds can be found, and that’s the place we’ve obtained such nice spinners in our aspect.

“[Ravichandran] Ashwin has are available, Sandeep [Lamichhane] is there, Amit Mishra is there, Axar [Patel] is there, so we’ve obtained a really very sturdy aspect, and on the identical time they bat properly, so our batting goes deep, and with their expertise, it’s going to be an enormous benefit for us,” Dhawan additional stated.


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