The tournament opener played between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) wasn’t a memorable one for pacer Indian Jasprit Bumrah who conceded 43 runs and remained wicket-less in his quota of four overs. The Men in Blue lost the game as Dhoni & Co chased down the total with five wickets in hand; credits to Ambati Rayudu (71) and Faf du Plessis (58*) for stitching a match-winning partnership.
Ahead of their upcoming game versus Kolkata Knight Riders, pacer Trent Boult, who finished with figures of 1/23 in the last game, has opened up on Bumrah’s experience and how he has been trying hard to get his rhythm for the remaining season.
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“He (Bumrah) is a world-class bowler, he is trying very hard over the last couple of days to find the rhythm. I am 100 percent sure he will be on the mark in the coming games.
“He is a big player for us and a very important bowler, and I’m sure he will bounce back very nicely,” said Boult as quoted by Hindustan Times.
Bumrah has got some amazing skills: Trent Boult
Talking about his partnership with ace Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah, Boult mentioned that it’s a great learning opportunity for him considering the amazing skill-set that the former possesses and that it could help them achieving success in the ongoing edition of IPL in UAE.
“Yes, the opportunity to bowl with Bumrah and the other guys in the bowling attack is very exciting and a good opportunity to learn. And yes, Bumrah is a guy who is very experienced and he has got some amazing skills, and I’m really looking forward to hopefully having some success with him,” said the Kiwi speedster.
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The Rotorua born left-arm pacer was quite satisfied with the way he bowled as the conditions in UAE were seemingly different from New Zealand.
“I think from my point of view personally, coming off from a big winter in New Zealand with lockdowns and isolations, I haven’t played cricket in probably six months, so I was pretty happy with the way I came out. Conditions are a lot different to what I face back home, with the heat and humidity here,” added Boult, who has been a wicket-taking bowler in the shortest format and has grabbed 106 wickets in 96 T20s at an economy rate of 8.42.
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As of now, Mumbai Indians are seated at the seventh spot in the points table with an NRR of -0.486.
Mumbai Indians will play their next match versus Kolkata Knight Riders on September 23 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi.
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