IPL 2018: Rajasthan Royals hold training camps ahead of IPL kickoff

IPL 2018: Rajasthan Royals hold training camps ahead of IPL kickoff
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Rajasthan Royals, who have made an entry in to the Indian Premier League after two years, are not leaving any stone unturned to make their presence felt in IPL 2018. The Indian cricketers who will play for the Rajasthan side in IPL 2018, including Ajinkya Rahane, are participating in a three-day training camp organised at the Cricket Club of India (CCI)’s Brabourne stadium in Mumbai from Tuesday (20 February).

Training camp under Zubin Bharucha for IPL 2018

As reported by India Today, seven Indian players who are part of the Rajasthan Royals’ squad for the upcoming season of IPL will undergo training at the camp under the guidance of Zubin Bharucha. (Read: Rajasthan Royals’ team profile for IPL 2018)

Rajasthan Royals sweating it out

Over the course of three days of the training camp, Rajasthan Royals will sweat it out and polish their batting, bowling and fielding skills, by playing non-stop practice matches and undergoing rigorous fitness drills.

On day one of the camp, which was on Tuesday (20 February), the likes of Aryaman Birla, Mahipal Lomror, S Midhun and Jatin Saxena attended the role specification camp from 9:30 AM to 4 PM, as reported by India Today.

Ajinkya Rahane attends the training camp

India cricketing veteran and Rajasthan Royals’s IPL 2018 RTM signing, Ajinkya Rahane, who recently returned from India’s tour of South Africa after having won the ODI series 5-1, visited the Rajasthan Royals training camp and had an interactive session with the players.

Rahane also gave important tips to the younger players of the Rajasthan Royals brigade, while the team’s Executive Chairman, Ranjit Barthakur, discussed the plans for the Rajasthan side for IPL 2018 with Ajinkya Rahane.

Rajasthan Royals to conduct more training camps before IPL 2018 kickoff

The Rajasthan side, who retained Australia captain Steve Smith as their captain, and bought England captain Joe Root in the IPL 2018 auction, will be conducting three more training camps before the season 11 of the Indian Premier League begins.

Speaking to IANS, Rajeev Khanna, vice-president, Rajasthan Royals, said the team is quite excited to be playing in the Indian Premier League after two years.

“We promise to deliver great value and bring back the best excitement which the city missed in the last four years. This has been a lucky ground for us and hence we are hoping to have the best season of IPL in 2018,” said the vice-president of the Rajasthan team.

“Presently we are eagerly awaiting when the Rajasthan Cricket Association can hand over the stadium to us so that we can start with camps here. BCCI team has been visiting here to monitor the progress being made in the stadium.”

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