Dubai: The Mumbai Indians team reached the UAE in the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the intention of saving their title. The team is also working hard day and night for this. But the absence of Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga has shocked the team’s plans. Now the team’s hopes are on New Zealand’s left-arm fast bowler Trent Boult as an associate bowler of Jasprit Bumrah. Bolt also understands this responsibility, but says that the first challenge for him is to reconcile to the hot weather of the UAE.
Exclusive: Trent Boult’s first interview on MITV pic.twitter.com/xyuZr67xVr
– Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 14, 2020
Big challenge to deal with heat and humidity
Bolt says that the biggest challenge for all teams in the UAE will be to adjust to the hot and humid conditions here. Bolt’s video interview has been posted on the Twitter handle of Mumbai Indians. In this video, Bolt said, our biggest challenge is to prepare ourselves in the temperature of 45 degree Celsius amid the desert. I come from a very small country, New Zealand, where winter season is currently going on. Temperatures in New Zealand remain 7-8 degrees in these months of the year. In such a situation, my first big challenge is to get into this hot weather.
– Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 11, 2020
Ready for big role for new team
Bolt, who played for the Delhi Capitals last year, is getting a chance to play for the four-time champion team this season. After Malinga withdraws from the tournament due to personal reasons, he will have to play a bigger responsibility in the team. But they are ready for it. Bolt said that it would be a great relief for any bowler not to play against a strong batting like Mumbai Indians.
He said, I have also represented many other franchises, but I am very excited to be a part of this Mumbai family. He said, according to my experience of playing against Mumbai, the challenge for you while playing against such a strong team is intimidating. In this case it is good to be on this side of the frost this time and be a part of them.
– Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 12, 2020
Our team has power
Bolt, who has played cricket in the UAE, said that his team’s bowling has the power to beat any opposing team. The 31-year-old Khabu swing bowler said, “I have played a little cricket here and I know that circumstances can change to a great extent at any time.” I hope the pitches are good here. We have the skills to beat any opposing team. Mumbai Indians will start their campaign to save their IPL title on 19 September against the previous runners-up Chennai Super Kings