Mumbai Indians have won the IPL four times.© Mumbai Indians / Twitter
Mumbai Indians are using their time leading up to the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to get used to the Abu Dhabi heat. Mumbai shared a video on social media where players best estimate the temperature in the city and follow best practices to “ keep yourself hydrated ” and get used to the conditions they are likely to face when the tournament kicks off goes September 19. “It’s getting hot out there,” Mumbai wrote their post.
– Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) August 30, 2020
“The hardest part is that it undermines your energy,” said Shane Bond, the Mumbai bowling coach.
“The other hard part is holding the new ball when you’re sweating. Because your hands are so wet and that can be a challenge for some bowlers. ”
Captain Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Aditya Tare and Rahul Chahar sweated it out at Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai’s base for the tournament.
“I think most people are well aware of the situation,” said Robin Singh, the batting coach.
“Chappy (Paul Chapman, strength and conditioning trainer) has given them some basic protocols. Some basic rules to follow to keep hydrating yourself throughout the day. ”
“We are lucky to have three and a half weeks left before our first race that we can [use to] acclimate, ”added Bond.
IPL 2020 will start on September 19 and the final will be played on November 10.
Mumbai Indians are the defending champions and have won the tournament four times – 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019.
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