The former Indian opener VVS Laxman is eagerly waiting for IPL to begin in Dubai, UAE. He is very assertive that the quality of IPL League matches will not be degraded though it will be played in front of the empty stands due to the COVID-19 situation. He believes that the players will display good performance, and matches will be a thriller like that in the past.
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is organized in UAE due to the health crisis prevailing in our country. The league matches will be played across three venues of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah, and the current season of IPL will start from 19th September 2020, while the Finals will be played on 10th November 2020.
Laxman’s views on IPL 2020
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Batting coach, VVS Laxman, in a video said that the energy or quality of cricket would not come down, and people will also enjoy watching it. Sunrisers Hyderabad Franchise released this video on Twitter on 23rd August.
Instead, Laxman is a bit worried about the nature of pitches on which the matches will be played. As Middle-eastern pitches are different than the Sub-continent pitches, it will be a task for upcoming talents to perform well on it.He also believes that the wickets might be slower but is not sure about it. How the wickets are made and how they behave depends on the ground staff’s efforts, and Laxman is eagerly waiting to see it.
SRH arrives in UAE
The whole team of Sunrisers Hyderabad landed in Dubai on Sunday. Sunrisers and Delhi Capitals were among the last teams of IPL to reach UAE. In that video, Laxman said that before the 2020 IPL auction began, the franchise had made its mind to pick young Indian Batsmen and give a chance to upcoming talents. Due to this, rising stars like Priyam Garg, B Sandeep, and Virat Singh were included on their side.
“The main motive of Sunrisers behind picking young batsmen was to strengthen team’s middle-order”, Laxman said. Further, he added that their team has lots of experienced players from both India and Overseas.
Changes made in Sunriser Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Franchise also made changes in the supporting staff ahead of the auction. Trevor Bayliss replaced head Coach Tom Moody, and Assistant Coach Simon Helmot was replaced by former Australian Wicket-keeper Batsman, Brad Haddin.
Reacting to this, Laxman said that Trevor Bayliss was the Head Coach of England Cricket team in 2019, and under his guidance, England lifted the ODI World Cup for the first time. Laxman admires him a lot, and he often interacts with him. Trevor is cool and calm and has decent knowledge about the game.
“Assistant Coach Brad Haddin is also very hardworking and will give 100% or probably more than 100% to improve performance of our team”, Laxman said.