Kiwi pacer Trent Boult who was traded by Mumbai Indians from Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2020 auctions will be playing for his fourth franchise since making his debut in 2015. He has played for SRH, KKR and DC in the past. In Lasith Malinga’s absence, Boult will pair up with Jasprit Bumrah for the four-time IPL champions.
Ahead of the start of the season, in a special interaction with the MI Tv, Boult opened up on the challenges of playing in the UAE. However, the Kiwi speedster is hopeful that the wickets will assist the fast bowlers as he looks to lead Mumbai’s pace unit.
Boult on challenges of playing in the UAE
“The biggest challenge has been trying to prepare to come to 45 degrees in the middle of the dessert. I come from a very small country New Zealand which is about 7 or 9 degrees at the moment. I have played cricket here and know conditions can change very drastically. But I am hoping for good wickets” the left-arm pacer said to Mumbai Indians.
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He also admitted that he was happy to be a part of the Mumbai Indians family after plying his trade for a number of IPL franchises in the past.
“I have played for a couple of other franchises but I am obviously excited to be a part of the Mumbai Indians family. Speaking from experience I have played against them a few times. The big challenge that you face when you come up against this side is that they have always been very intimidating. So it’s nice to be on the other end of it and be part of such a cool group,” Boult said.
Boult being a left-arm pacer also adds the much-needed variety to Mumbai’s pace attack. He along with Mitchell McClenaghan are the two Kiwi pacers in MI’s ranks. It will be interesting to see how the duo is used by skipper Rohit Sharma in IPL 2020.