Royal Challengers Bangalore play their first game against Mumbai Indians on April 4 © PTI

Bangalore: Mar 26, 2013

Indian Premier League (IPL) outfit Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday, started their training camp ahead of the sixth edition of the upcoming cash-rich T20 tournament.

RCB play their first match against Mumbai Indians on April 4, a day after the tournament’s kick-off.

As many as eight RCB players got down to bowling, batting and fielding practice at the National Cricket Academy under the watchful eyes of coach Ray Jennings.

Pankaj Singh, Vijay Zol, Sheldon Jackson, Abhinav Mukund, Harshal Patel, Arun Karthik, Syed Mohammad and K P Appanna were see training at the camp.

Zaheer Khan, who arrived in the city, did not take part in the camp and instead preferred to rest for the day.

However, he is expected to join his team-mates for practice tomorrow.

Other RCB players, including West Indies’ Chris Gayle and Sri Lankan Tilakratne Dilshan, would start arriving from Thursday.

Jennings has been in the city for over a week and visited Shimoga to witness Karnataka‘s matches in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament.