Mumbai Indians are the most successful franchises in the history of the Indian Premier League, winning five trophies so far. There could be several reasons behind this success that MI has attained over the years in the IPL.
From Mumbai Indians’ captain Rohit Sharma’s analytical mindset to dynamic all-rounders Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, and Kieron Pollard, to lethal fast bowlers Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah – all have contributed to Mumbai Indians’ success. But the best bit about Mumbai Indians has been the camaraderie the players have shared between themselves.
Mumbai Indians’ Jasprit Bumrah And Trent Boult Knows Each Other’s Strengths And Weaknesses: Brett Lee
Kieron Pollard and the Pandya brothers-Hardik and Krunal are known to share a deep bond over the years. MI fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has partnered well alongside Lasith Malinga, Nathan Coulter-Nile, and now Trent Boult.
But India is set to face off against New Zealand in the World Test Championship final this month. Brett Lee thinks the friendship will be there but playing for the country comes first while talking about the Mumbai Indians’ pace duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult who will battle it out trying to win for their respective countries.
“Look, I think the friendship will be there. But after they step out over the rope and before they step on the field it will be different. When you get out there, it is war. It is a battle, and you are playing for your country. That will not change,” Lee was quoted as saying in an ICC press release.
“I think that is with Boult and Bumrah, they know each other so well, they know each other’s strengths, but they also know each other’s weaknesses. So, I think that sort of counterbalances what might be a situation where it could help or hinder someone,” he added.
“I think it is great for world cricket, that you look at these two wonderful players, and they are world-class, Boult hoops a ball back in 140 Ks. Jasprit Bumrah can make that duke ball swing around corners. They will be very mindful of what each person can bring to the table. And I am sure after the game, there will be a few hugs as well,” he signed off.
Trent Boult missed the ongoing 1st Test against England and is doubtful for the 2nd and New Zealand management hopes the experienced paceman will be fresh and ready to go for the inaugural World Test Championship final. Trent Boult prepares to travel to England to join his teammates ahead of the World Test Championship final against India later this month. The NZ pacer has 281 Test wickets at 28.02.
The left-arm seamer missed the ongoing first Test at Lord’s as a result of being given family leave in New Zealand after returning home following the coronavirus-enforced postponement of the Indian Premier League earlier in May.
Brett Lee Feels His Favourite Batsman Virat Kohli Will Rise To The Occasion Of WTC Final As He Warns New Zealand
Brett Lee also feels Kane Williamson is a bit more conservative in his approach while Indian skipper Virat Kohli is an aggressive captain. The former Australian pacer also pointed out that the New Zealand skipper waits for the right time to attack.
Cricketer-turned-commentator Brett Lee has warned Kane Williamson’s New Zealand in the build-up to the ICC World Test Championship final. He feels that India skipper Virat Kohli will rise to the occasion as India aims to clinch the inaugural World Test Championship title in England.
He also picked his favourite batsman and bowler. He chose India captain Virat Kohli as his favourite while he voted Australia’s Pat Cummins as his favourite bowler. Unsurprisingly, Brett Lee felt that it is tough to choose someone other than Virat Kohli.