Delhi Capitals traded Trent Boult to Mumbai Indians ahead of IPL 2020. The move turned out to be costly for the franchise as Boult produced a magnificent season with Mumbai. He has taken 22 wickets from 14 games so far and has a chance to add to his tally in the IPL 2020 final.
Together with Jasprit Bumrah, the duo has taken 49 wickets. Meanwhile, former SRH coach Tom Moody has called DC’s move to trade Boult to Mumbai as extraordinary. Delhi Capitals released Trent Boult to Mumbai Indians ahead of IPL 2020. He took 23 wickets in 19 matches at an economy rate of 8.78 for Delhi in his two-year stint with them.
DC’s Move To Trade Trent Boult ‘Extraordinary’ – Tom Moody
Delhi had purchased him for INR 2.2 crores in the auction, while Mumbai offered him another crore to seal the tempting deal. Meanwhile, talking to ESPNcricinfo, Tom Moody expressed his opinion on this bizarre move by Delhi Capitals.
“To me that was an extraordinary move. And I know that at that point at that trade, they didn’t know that the tournament was going to move to the UAE. But even so, Trent Boult would be deadly in Mumbai because that is one venue where the ball would swing,” said Tom Moody.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals have lost a bit of their gas at the end of the tournament. They have lost five out their last six games including the first qualifier. Now they stand themselves a chance to lose against SRH in the second qualifier.
They are facing a Sunrisers Hyderabad team that is on the rise given their performance in the last five to six matches. Also, the team is ahead on momentum than Delhi as per ex Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha as well.
Mumbai will play their second consecutive IPL final on Tuesday. They will meet the winner of Qualifier 2 between Hyderabad and Delhi. The Rohit Sharma-led outfit has been the most dominant team of the season, finishing the league stage at the top of the points table, and will start the final as overwhelming favourites.