The Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter believes his side is unlikely to enjoy "any special advantage in the UAE" in the ICC T20 World Cup.
Conditions in Oman, where preliminary rounds are due to be played, have still to be fully assessed following a cyclone.
This means that the afternoon match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi on October 8 will be shifted to the evening slot.
Leggie Ravi Bishnoi picked up 3/24, while pacer Mohammed Shami claimed 2/14.
The anthem, Live the Game, is composed by Indian music director Amit Trivedi.
Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler T Natarajan became the first player of the UAE leg of the league to test positive just ahead of the team's match against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday.
RCB are currently placed third in the league table, having won five of their seven matches.
Fans, albeit a limited number, will also be present at an IPL venue for the first time since 2019.
The Golden Visa program was introduced in 2019 by the UAE government. It allows the recipient to live and work in the nation without a national sponsor.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians take on Chennai Super Kings in Dubai on Sunday as the IPL resumes.