After having a great season ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Indian all-rounder Akshar Patel is set to leave his mark on behalf of the Delhi Capitals in the upcoming 13th season of the league, starting in the UAE from 19 September. Patel, 26, has talked about the new rules in the game and the challenges of the IPL bio-bubble.
Patel said, “With no spectators for sure, we will feel empty and then the saliva ban is also going to create for the bowlers. During the initial practice session, I was not going to use saliva or sweat to dodge the ball.” Was conscious. So these challenges are going to be there. “
He said, “Nevertheless, the good thing is that at least we will have action-packed cricket after a long time, which is a good thing not only for us, but also for India. Everyone will enjoy the game Would be really exciting. “
The 13th season of the IPL will be played in the United Arab Emirates from 19 September this time. Delhi Capitals are scheduled to play their first match in the league against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday. Patel was earlier part of the Kings XI Punjab team.
He said, “First of all, it is really nice to return to the field after being away from cricket for a long time due to the lockdown. Since we are in tournament week, it feels really good and the players are also positive about it.”
The Delhi Capitals team includes some experienced players this time in the form of Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane and the all-rounder believes that the team can be the champion this time.
Patel said, “With the new changes, I think the team looks good. With the fast bowlers, spinners and all-rounders we have covered all the fields and I think we can be champions this time. Everyone in the net. I am looking positive and we are all in good shape.
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