KKR shared a glimpse of their Abu Dhabi team room on social media.© Twitter
Kolkata Knight Riders took to Twitter on Sunday to give their fans a sneak peek of their team room in Abu Dhabi. The two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions landed in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday to participate in the 13th edition of the cash-rich league. The IPL 2020 was moved out of India due to the rising coronavirus cases in the country. All the eight franchises have arrived in the UAE for the upcoming IPL. “New city, New #HomeOfTheKnights Sneak-peek into the #KKR Team Room in Abu Dhabi,” KKR’s official handle captioned the pictures.
New city, New #HomeOfTheKnights
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) August 23, 2020
This year’s IPL will begin on September 19 and the final of the tournament will be played on November 10.
KKR finished on the fifth spot last year, failing to qualify for the play-offs.
Despite having Andre Russell, the purple cap winner, in their team, the Kolkata-based franchise lost too many close games last season.
As the IPL 2020 is nearing, Russell is gearing up well for the tournament as he smashed a quick-fire half-century off just 38 deliveries in a knock that included five maximums in a Caribbean Premier League game on Saturday.
KKR have roped in Brendon McCullum as their head coach for this season as they look to turn things around in the UAE.
Three venues; Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai will host 60 games in 53 days, starting next month.
This is not the first time that the IPL will be played in the UAE. In 2014, UAE had hosted the T20 league partially due to the general elections in India.