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IPL 2020: Teams gear up for UAE travel in times of Coronavirus Pandemic

IPL 2020 is less than one month away and teams are gearing up to prepare for the tournament which will be held in the UAE in a bio-secure environment. Kings XI Punjab became the first franchise to depart for the UAE while Rajasthan Royals players took their COVID tests and went to the airport in their personal protective equipment. Delhi Capitals arrived in Mumbai on Thursday where the squad will assemble and then leave for the UAE in order to prepare.

#1 IPL 2020 RR

Yashasvi Jaiswal with Mask

Rajasthan Royals new signing and Under-19 star Yashasvi Jaiswal shows his ticket as he gears up to play in the IPL for the first time ever. Jaiswal was the star of the Under-19 World Cup in South Africa and has been making great strides in the Indian domestic circuit.

#2 IPL 2020 RR

Robin Uthappa with Mask

Robin Uthappa, who has played with franchisees like Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore, will be eager to show his class for the Rajasthan Royals.

#3 IPL 2020 KXIP

Kings XI Punjab Team with Mask

Kings XI Punjab was the first team to depart for the UAE and KL Rahul uploaded the team image on their private chartered flight. One can see head coach Anil Kumble on the far left while the rest of the team are in the background.

#4 IPL 2020 KXIP

KL Rahul with Mask

KL Rahul was seen sporting a protective face shield as the coronavirus pandemic ushered in a new normal for the players who will play cricket for the first time in nearly six months. KL Rahul will be hoping to get Kings XI Punjab over the line as they bid to win the title for the first time.

#5 IPL 2020 DC

Shreyas Iyer with Mask

Shreyas Iyer, one of the key members of the Delhi Capitals side, is seen taking blessings from his family before he leaves for the UAE. Iyer, the captain of the Delhi Capitals side who led them to the playoffs for the first time in their new avatar, will be determined to go the distance in IPL 2020.

#6 IPL 2020 DC

Shikhar Dhawan with Mask

Shikhar Dhawan boards a SpiceJet plane to join the Delhi Capitals squad in Mumbai as they get ready to depart for the UAE. Dhawan will be one of the star batsmen in the Delhi Capitals side as they look for a strong showing in the UAE in IPL 2020. 

#7 IPL 2020 DC

Ishant Sharma with mask

Ishant Sharma also boards the same flight with Shikhar Dhawan. Ishant will be one of the key bowlers in IPL 2020 for Delhi Capitals if they have to make an impact. Apart from the 2012 season where he took a five-wicket haul, Ishant's career in the IPL has been mixed.

#8 IPL 2020 DC

Rishabh Pant with Mask

Rishabh Pant is seen having a good time with his Delhi Capitals team and staff as they prepare to leave for Mumbai and then the UAE for IPL 2020. Pant was one of the stars for Delhi Capitals in their previous season.

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