India pacer Navdeep Saini is excited and eager to connect with New Zealand pacer Trent Boult when the two cricketers turn out for the Rajasthan Royals (RR) franchise in the upcoming IPL 2022 edition which gets underway from March 26 onwards.
One of the fastest bowlers in the country currently, Saini will be an important cog in the Royals’ newly forged fast bowling line-up alongside Boult. And Saini is eager to observe Trent Boult “go about his business” and pick the New Zealand pace spearhead’s brain in a bid to improve his game in the Indian Premier League’s 15th edition.
“I am most looking forward to connecting with Trent Boult during the IPL. He is someone who has achieved so much in both international and IPL cricket, and it’ll be a great experience to just speak to him about various aspects of fast bowling. I’ll be most focused on observing him go about his business, and hopefully, that should also help in improving my own game,” Saini was quoted as saying by PTI.
Navdeep Saini, who hails from Karnal, has 17 wickets in the IPL at an economy of 8.47 and has previously played for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) side.
I’m Really Excited To Work With Kumar Sangakkara And Lasith Malinga: Navdeep Saini
Rajasthan Royals updated their coaching staff as well, bringing in Sri Lanka legend and the highest wicket-taker in the Indian Premier League history as of now, Lasith Malinga as the team’s bowling coach for the IPL 2022 edition and Navdeep Saini is excited to meet the Lankan fast bowler and pick his brain.
He hopes to get better as he shifts his focus to the white-ball game, aiming to contribute and help the Royals.
“I’m looking forward to working with the very experienced coaching group and a talented group of players. The Royals are known for fostering a fantastic atmosphere around the group, and I’m simply looking to experience that and connect with everyone and get going this season.
I’m also really excited to work with Kumar Sangakkara and Lasith Malinga, and pick their brains on various aspects of the game. I think this will be a great opportunity for me to learn and groom myself, further evolving my skills and contributing to the team’s performances,” Saini added.
Saini also said that given that he has spent a lot of time with RR captain Sanju Samson in the Indian side, he shares a great rapport with him.