Trent Boult explained the challenges bowlers will face while bowling in hot conditions in UAE. Boult believes adapting such high temperatures for him coming from New Zealand would be difficult. Also Read - MI vs CSK 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips Dream11 IPL 2020: Pitch Report, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XIs For Today's Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings T20 Match 1 at Abu Dhabi 7.30 PM IST Saturday, September 19
“The biggest challenge has been trying to prepare to come to 45 degrees in the middle of the dessert. I come from a very small country New Zealand which is about 7 or 9 degrees at the moment,” he said during an interview on MI TV. Also Read - IPL 2020 Media Advisory: No Stadium Access For Media, Only Post-match Press Meet Mandatory
Hoping for good wickets, Boult – who has played in the country – said that the conditions in UAE change drastically. Also Read - Dream11 IPL 2020 Opening Ceremony: Why There Will Not be be One Ahead of MI vs CSK Opener
“I have played cricket here. I know conditions can change very drastically. But I am hoping for good wickets,” Boult added.
Boult’s role for Mumbai Indians
Boult will be the key for the defending champions in the absence of legendary pacer Lasith Malinga – who pulled out of the tournament recently. Boult will be expected to rise up to the occasion and take responsibility for leading the MI pace-attack. Boult was the one who bowled the all-important final over in the final last year against CSK and won them the match. Boult has the experience of the league and has been in good form in the last year and MI would hope big things from the New Zealand cricketer.
CSK vs MI Opener
Mumbai Indians will start their title defense against Chennai Super Kings in the opener on September 19 in Abu Dhabi. MI would look to get off to a winning start.