Ahead of the game against Punjab Kings in IPL 2021 on Thursday, Mumbai Indians Pacer Trent Boult has insisted that the middle order needs to put up more runs on the board. However, the Kiwi pacer did insist that this side has immense character to fight until the end.
“I am sure the middle-order is probably not too pleased with how things are going so far but I know the guys are hungry and desperate to put in the performance in our last game here in Chennai tomorrow, We have not had an ideal start, obviously like to have a few more runs on the board. But one of the strengths of this side is fighting till the end and the bowlers have managed to do that. Hopefully, we put runs on the board.”
Rohit Sharma’s team had failed to put up a total of more than 160 runs in their first four matches of the IPL 2021 season. Playing on the slow wicket of Chennai, Mumbai Indians have always batted first. The team’s middle-order consisting of Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan, and the Pandya Brothers, have still not contributed big scores towards the team total.
Furthermore, he stated that Mumbai batsmen should be looking to give themselves more time in the middle before playing their shots on the Chepauk wicket. He added that it is very difficult for him to talk from the point of view of Batting, but the middle order does need more time to pile up runs in Chennai.
Boult also insisted that bowling with dew has been tricky in IPL 2021. However, the Kiwi speedster is eager to find a new way to adapt to these situations and execute all variations in his bowling. Boult has been tremendous for Mumbai this season. He has bowled well in death to help MI to close out crucial games. Mumbai has generally bowled well in IPL 2021, but batting needs to improve to complement the bowlers. The defending champions currently sit fourth in the points table.