Trent Boult. (Source: Twitter)

Dubai: New Zealand left-arm fast bowler Trent Boult, ready to lead the Mumbai Indians bowling attack in the absence of Lasith Malinga, believes the biggest challenge for all teams in the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). You will have to adjust to the hot and humid conditions here.

Boult, who represented Delhi Capitals last year, has joined this four-time champion team for the first time. After Malinga withdraws from the tournament due to personal reasons, he will have to play a bigger responsibility in the team. Talking about joining the new team, Boult said that it would be a relief for any bowler not to play against the batting order like the Mumbai Indians.

In a video posted on Mumbai Indians’ Twitter, Boult said, “Our biggest challenge will be to prepare ourselves in the middle of the desert at a temperature of 45 degrees Celsius. I come from a very small country, New Zealand where it is winter. At this time, the temperature is around seven or eight degrees.

He said, ‘Obviously, I have also represented some other franchises, but I am very excited to be a part of this Mumbai family.

He said, from my own experience, I have played against Mumbai and when you play against such a strong team, the challenge is intimidating. In this case, it is good to be on the other side this time and be a part of this quiet group. ‘ Boult, who has played cricket in the UAE, said his team’s bowling has the power to beat any opposing team.

The 31-year-old bowler said, “I have played a little cricket here and I know that circumstances can change to a great extent here.” I hope the pitches here are good. We have the skills to beat any opposing team. Mumbai Indians will begin their campaign to save the IPL title on 19 September against the previous runners-up Chennai Super Kings.

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