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Trent Boult Shares the Secret of His Success


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|| Indian Correspondent ||\

Mumbai Indians’ pace spearhead Trent Boult says that he is getting the rewards of consistent accuracy in the ongoing IPL season on pitches which are getting slower and drier with every passing game.

The left-arm fast bowler, who came in Mumbai Indians franchise as a replacement for the experienced Lasith Malinga, has impressed everyone with his fiery pace, He claimed four wickets - three in the power play - to help his team a convincing 10-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings on Friday.

"New franchise, different personnel, it's been exciting to be out there playing (in this global situation). I think it was all pretty natural stuff, pitch the ball up, was nice to get some assistance," said Boult, who has taken 16 wickets so far in the cash-rich league this season.

"I've been lucky to get the first over so if it's going to swing, it's going to be upfront. The wickets are becoming a lot slower and lot drier. I think it just comes down to accuracy," he again said.

Boult (4/18) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/25) devastating spells dismantled CSK and restricted them to 114 for 9 before Ishan Kishan (68 off 37), who opened in place of injured Rohit Sharm and Quinton de Kock’s (46 off 37) onslaught helped them reach the target in 12.2 overs.

"I was just trying to be positive. These type of totals are tricky. We are always busy when I'm batting with Quinny, and it's good to bat with him because I get to learn from him, improvisation and all," Kishan said.

"...because it's not easy for new batsmen to come in and start hitting. This match was really important for us because CSK is a very experienced side and it's never an easy game against them," he concluded. Mumbai Indians currently placed at the top of the table and they will take on Rajasthan Royals in their next game on Sunday.