IPL - Chris Lynn, Jimmy Neesham & Mahela Jayawardene
Mumbai Indians' Australian opener Chris Lynn (from left), New Zealand's Jimmy Neesham and head coach Mahela Jayawardene flew into Abu Dhabi from London on Saturday. The reigning champions have already begun practice after completing their quarantine. Image Credit: Twitter

Kolkata: The Mumbai Indians squad, camping in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi like last year, is gradually wearing a fuller look as head coach Mahela Jayawardene, Chris Lynn of Australia and Jimmy Neesham flew in from London on Saturday morning.

Earlier on Thursday, the Pandya brothers checked into the team hotel with Hardik Pandya saying that he was hopeful the 'Mumbai Paltan' could be the first team to win the IPL title three times in a row. ''We would like to be the first team to win the title three times in a row - as well as the T20 World Cup,'' the Indian allrounder said in a video tweeted by the franchise.

Meanwhile, the Indian members of Delhi Capitals, who reached Dubai earlier this week, hit the gym on Saturday on completion of their quarantine period on arrival in the UAE.

IPL in UAE - Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer, back with Delhi Capitals squad after missing the India leg of IPL, pumps weights at the hotel gym in Dubai on Saturday. Image Credit: Twitter

Shreyas Iyer, captain of the team for more than last two seasons, was seen doing weight training on his return from a serious shoulder injury which kept him out of the Indian leg of Indian Premier League 2021 earlier this year. Rishabh Pant, the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman now in England, led the Capitals in the first leg in India - while it's a subject of speculation as to who will do the honours in the UAE leg which begins from September 19.

The other teams who are already in the UAE are Chennai Super Kings in Dubai and Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi.