Trent Boult reveals his biggest challenge of playing IPL 2020 in UAE  


 Ahead of the IPL 2020 Mumbai Indians traded Trent Boult from Delhi Capitals in a bid to bolster their fast-bowling department which consists of Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan and Lasith Malinga However, MI was dealt with a huge blow after Malinga decided to opt-out of IPL 2020 due to personal reasons.

Under such circumstances, Trent Boult is likely to share the fast bowling duties with Jasprit Bumrah in IPL 2020. In his recent appearance in MI TV, Boult talked about his franchise, terming them as a ‘Cool Group’.

I have played for a couple of other franchises but I am obviously excited to be a part of the Mumbai Indians family. Speaking from experience I have played against them a few times. The big challenge that you face when you come up against this side is that they have always been very intimidating. So it’s nice to be on the other end of it and be part of such a cool group,” Boult said.


For Trent Boult, the biggest challenge of playing IPL 2020 would be to adjust to the conditions of UAE. The temperature in the country usually hovers at around 40-50 degrees.

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.”

I have played cricket here. I know conditions can change very drastically. But I am hoping for good wickets,” Boult added.

Trent Boult made his debut in IPL in the 2015 edition. So far, he has played 33 matches and has taken 38 wickets at an average of 29.47. The paceman would be hopeful of exhibiting match-winning performances for his new team in IPL 2020.