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IPL 2020: Gurkeerat Singh impresses RCB coach Katich Filed on September 3, 2020
Punjab all-rounder Gurkeerat Singh bowls during a net session as Royal Challengers Bangalore coach Simon Katich looks on. (RCB Twitter)

The RCB batters, according to the former Australian left-handed batsman, were in their rhythm despite having to deal with 'a bit of grass' on the wicket

The Royal Challengers Bangalore coach Simon Katich was pleased with the way his team's batsmen handled the conditions during their second training session ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE.

The RCB batters, according to the former Australian left-handed batsman, were in their rhythm despite having to deal with 'a bit of grass' on the wicket.

"In terms of conditions, it was a bit tricky in the second training session, there was a bit of grass on the wicket so there was swing movement," said the team head coach Katich in a video which was shared by RCB on their official Twitter handle.

"The bowlers did well but what stood out for me was that batters applied themselves really well, guys got in there and played proper cricket shots."  

And it was Punjab all-rounder Gurkeerat Singh who impressed Katich the most during the nets session in Dubai.

"The batters utilised the first training session and now in the second, they built on that and the second session was really good for a number of batsmen. And Gurkeerat Singh was magnificent tonight. What was really impressive was that he applied himself in the batting session like he would in a match," Katich said of the 30-year-old player who has played three one-day internationals for India.

"It's not easy to do because a lot of guys just try to hit the balls for boundaries during the training session, but sometimes you need to get in there and construct your innings like you would in a game to prepare for what's coming up," Katich added.

Meanwhile, South African genius AB de Villiers was pleased with his batting flow during his second training session.

"It's nice to be out in the middle, it is an open field so you can see the ball travelling around the ground, it's very enjoyable, it was a bit cooler in my second training session, last time it was on the hotter and humid side," de Villiers said.

The 2020 edition of the IPL will be held in the UAE from September 19 to November 10.


Rituraj Borkakoty

A big fan of the Argentina national football team, Rituraj generally writes on sports. But he deeply cherishes the time he spent with his favourite musician from Assam, India, for an interview. And he loves to bring human interest stories to Khaleej Times readers.

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