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IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders train in Abu Dhabi minus stars Pat Cummins and Eoin Morgan - in pictures

Two-time champions are awaiting the arrival of a variety of T20 heavyweights ahead of the season’s scheduled start on September 19

Even though the majority of their biggest stars have yet to travel, Kolkata Knight Riders continued their preparations for the IPL with training in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

The two-time champions are awaiting the arrival of a variety of T20 heavyweights ahead of the season’s scheduled start on September 19.

While their Indian contingent had a centre-wicket practice at the Tolerance Oval in the capital, Pat Cummins, their most expensive recruit, was getting ready to return to playing action in the UK.

Cummins was on the Australia side as they lost to England by two runs in a T20 international in Southampton on Friday night.

Eoin Morgan and Tom Banton, who are also bound for KKR once the series concludes in the UK, were part of the England side.

Another set of KKR stars remain 12,000kms away, at the CPL in Trinidad.

Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are playing in that competition, while Brendon McCullum is there in his role as head coach of the Trinbago Knight Riders.

In their absence, Kyle Mills, David Hussey and Abishek Nayar have been overseeing the preparations of the side in the UAE.

Updated: September 8, 2020 02:23 PM

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