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KKR players begin practice for IPL 2021

Five players from Kolkata Knight Riders' 2021 Squad finished their mandatory seven-day quarantine at the team hotel and came out to practice at a light training session at Mumbai's DY Patil Stadium on Friday (26 March).

Varun Chakaravarthy, Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sandeep Warrier and newcomer Vaibhav Arora were amongst the first players to check in for the camp, along with support staff Abhishek Nayar and Omkar Salvi.

The session was held under lights, with the players undergoing a light warm up session followed by some fielding and catching drills. The latter half was spent in a bit of batting and bowling with Rahul Tripathi padding up for the major part of the session, and the three pacers - Sandeep, Nagarkoti and Vaibhav - along with Varun getting the chinks in their armour ironed out after seven days inside the room.

A number of other Knights have checked in at the hotel and are currently serving their quarantine, as per the BCCI's guideline. More players are expected to resume training as and when they are done with their seven-day phase.

KKR's first match of the IPL is scheduled to be played on 11 april vs Sunriser Hyderabad in Chennai.