Trent Boult was praised by Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma ahead of final between Delhi and Mumbai in IPL 2020. The 13th season of the Indian Premier League is coming to an end and will be played between four-time IPL winners Mumbai Indians and first-time IPL finalist Delhi Capitals on Tuesday (10th November) at the Dubai International Stadium.
It will be a battle between the best two teams of the tournament. While Mumbai Indians will go all out for their record fifth title, Delhi Capitals are looking towards grabbing their first-ever title.
Trent Boult Is The Best Bowler With New Ball As MI Are Lucky To Have Traded Him From Delhi: Rohit Sharma
Delhi Capitals will also have revenge on their mind after suffering the humiliating defeat at the hands of MI in the Qualifier 1. MI had scored 200/5 in their 20 overs but reduced DC to a score of 0/3 in the first two overs itself. The chief architect of the collapse was a former DC pacer.
Trent Boult removed Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane in the first over itself to finish with figures of 2/9 in 2 overs as he has been spectacular this season and is one of the architects of MI who reached the final of IPL 2020.
MI captain Rohit Sharma heaped praise on Trent Boult ahead of the final. He said that MI was lucky to have got him traded from DC as he is the ‘best bowler with the new ball’.
“It’s a no brainer that (Boult) he is the best bowler with the new ball, when it comes to swinging the ball back into the batsman and luckily for us we got him traded from Delhi and he has not disappointed anyone of us,” Rohit said, reminding what Capitals are losing out on.
“Looking at the squad, the strength, the balance of this team, you know I cannot point out anything (weakness) to be honest,” the skipper said.
Trent Boult has 22 wickets from 14 matches averaging 19.4 at an economy rate of exactly 8. He has picked one 4-wicket haul and his figure of 4/18 is his T20 career-best. Overall, he has 60 wickets in 47 IPL matches.
MI have pacers Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Nathan Counter-Nile and James Pattinson in their ranks while spinners Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya assist them. Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Quinton De Kock, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard and Rohit Sharma consist of their strong batting line-up.
Trent Boult Will Play Hopefully: Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma replied to a question posed by Hindustan Times at the virtual pre-match press conference on Trent Boult’s injury and the MI captain said that the bowler is expected to play on Tuesday.
“Trent looks pretty good. He’s gonna have a session today with all of us, he has pulled up pretty well in the last two days. So, fingers crossed, hopefully he plays,” Sharma said.
In 14 games this season, Trent Boult has picked up 22 wickets at an average of 19.40 and he is currently in the 3rd position in the list of leading wicket-takers in the season, only behind of Delhi Capitals’ Kagiso Rabada (29) and his MI teammate Jasprit Bumrah (27).