Mumbai Indians (MI) pacer Trent Boult has said that the team is feeling excited after the nail-biting win against Chennai and are looking forward to the clash against SRH. Keiron Pollard’s scintillating innings won the game for the Mumbai Indians in the last ball and it was the second-highest successful chase in IPL history.
Earlier in the day, Chennai posted 218 on the board and Mumbai did not have any momentum until Pollard came into the crease. He formed crucial partnerships with Krunal Pandya and then Hardik Pandya to keep up with the scoring rate and did not have mercy for any bowlers in the CSK setup. It was a stellar effort and Mumbai Indians would have gained a lot of momentum from it.
Trent Boult Stresses The Importance Of Momentum
Mumbai Indians have a knack for peaking at the right time, and this season is no different as they have won their last two games on the trot after moving to Delhi. Trent Boult was very delighted with the stunning win against CSK and felt very special to be part of the win. He added that he is looking forward to the game against SRH and wanted the winning momentum to continue which is very crucial in a big tournament like IPL.
“The camp is very excited after pulling off a victory like that (vs CSK), and to be involved in a game that goes down to the wire is very special. So, yeah, everyone’s feeling good. But looking forward to another big challenge.”
“Everyone talks about momentum in this format and getting on a roll and getting that winning feeling, I suppose, amongst the group. But the guys have played enough cricket in tournaments like this and obviously have experienced a lot of cricket here in Delhi,” noted Trent Boult.
Trent Boult Feels Delhi Wicket Is A Big Challenge For The Bowlers
Trent Boult felt that the Delhi Surface is a very good surface for the batsman and he noted the importance of being clear as a bowling group to restrict the flow of runs. He related to the old saying of horses for courses with the wicket not having any help for the bowlers and he wanted the bowlers to keep hanging in and not give up as anything could happen.
“It looks like a very good surface in terms of a lot of runs being scored. But the challenge is for the bowling group is to be as clear as possible and really restrict as best as we can.
“I think it’s kind of the old saying of horses for courses in terms of what’s realistic in terms of run rates and stuff. Ideally, a good day out as an opening bowler and a death bowler is a couple of wickets for 25 runs or something like that.
“Realistically here, the ball travels, very small ground and a very good wicket. So the important thing is probably to never give up, hang in there as long as possible and realise that every ball, the game could turn on a knife-edge,” he added
Mumbai Indians will be playing the Sunrisers Hyderabad tonight at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.