New Delhi. With the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season coming to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), at least 50 cricketers whose names are less known. These players will travel with eight franchise teams as 'special' net bowlers. Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capital confirmed that they are preparing the list of net bowlers. The list consists mostly of first-class, under-19 and under-23 state-level cricketers, who are held for a month by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.Will get a chance to bowl on the net against batsmen like Suresh Raina, Rishabh Pant. Local bowlers are commonly used for net practice but under strict bio-security measures for the tournament all franchises will have to arrange for better quality bowlers for the practice session. The BCCI, however, has limited the number of players in the teams to 24. However, how many people will travel with the franchise is not yet decided. This number may vary among different teams.
From the security point of view, it is believed that most of the eight teams will avoid taking local net bowlers. "If everything goes well, we plan to take around 10 bowlers exclusively for the UAE for practice sessions," Kashi Vishwanathan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Chennai Super Kings, told PTI on Tuesday. They will be with the team and stay there till the tournament starts. ”KKR also confirmed that they will also have 10 net bowlers on their list. Former Mumbai captain and his academy coach Abhishek Nair will select him. A source associated with KKR said, "It will be a mix of players playing under-19 and under-23 tournaments for the country apart from Ranji." Delhi Capitals are also planning to carry around six net bowlers who Will be in the team's 'Bio Bubble'.
"They will stay with the team and travel with the team for net sessions," said a franchise source. The Rajasthan Royals are also working to finalize the number of net bowlers. Royal Challengers along with Royals Bangalore (RCB) can also select bowlers from their respective academies. "A bowler like former Indian Under-19 player Aditya Thackeray can benefit greatly from this," said a senior RCB talent official. He will have a chance to bowl Virat Kohli in RCB net sessions. Aditya is part of the RCB development team. "It is believed that it will have a good number of spinners. "For Dubai's slow pitches, it will be necessary for teams to have more spinners, especially for humid conditions," said a source familiar with talent identification. You will see many left and wrist spinners in it.