IPL is scheduled to start on September 19 in the UAE and conclude on November 10, which will feature two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and seven other teams.
Karthik is in self isolation at his home in Chennai and he has also urged people to do the same.
Gambhir hoped that Cummins will justify his hefty paycheck by single-handedly winning KKR a few matches.
Arabians won the match comfortably by 24 runs as Team Abu Dhabi could only make 114/3 in their full quota of 10 overs.
The city police are planning to turn the MAC Stadium into a fortress on Tuesday with 13 IPS officers and over 4,000 personnel exclusively allocated to take care of security around the stadium.