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Defending champs Mumbai Indians rope in Trent Boult

Defending champions Mumbai Indians have brought in New Zealand pace spearhead Trent Boult for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League 2020.

Boult’s inclusion is expected to bolster the already robust bowling setup for the four-time IPL champions. With Wankhede Stadium pitch having a tendency to assist seam bowlers in the evening matches, the seamers are expected to add to the home advantage.

Mumbai Indians’ owner Akash Ambani, while welcoming Trent Boult to the club said, “Mumbai Indians has always taken pride in having a good pace attack. Year-on-year our bowlers have won us many games, a classic example being last year’s final.

“We are delighted to have Trent Boult as part of the MI family and are looking forward to the upcoming season. I am sure his experience across formats, especially in the limited-overs, will add value to our campaign.”

Mumbai Indians had earlier roped in West Indian batsman Sherfane Rutherford for off leg-spinner Mayank Markande.