Royal Challenger Bangalore (RCB) has included UAE captain UAE captain Ahmed Raza and youngster Karthik Meiyappan for practice during the Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020).
According to local media, Raza has completed the mandatory quarantine period and is practicing with Virat Kohli’s team. Left-arm spinner Raza has been called at the behest of bowling coach Sridharan Sriram.
Raza said, ‘I was introduced to the players and support staff. Nice to hear about you from Shri (Shri Ram). You can imagine a player like AB coming to you and saying that thank you for your help, I can’t believe it. ‘
Raza has been part of the UAE team since 2014, having played his first ODI against Scotland on 1 February 2014. He has played 31 ODIs and 24 T20 Internationals for the UAE so far. Karthik, on the other hand, is a leg-spinner who has played 4 ODIs for the UAE.