There is always a lot of talk about the camaraderie and bond that champion teams share on and off the cricket field. And when one talks about the Indian Premier League, the most successful side are the Mumbai Indians who have been crowned the champions as many as five times. There is a method to the way they go about things but more importantly, they enjoy the success of each other and have a lot of fun together.
A video shared by Mumbai Indians shows their ace pacer Trent Boult imitating his teammate Krunal Pandya's bowling action. While both are left-arm bowlers, Boult is known for his swing and seam while Krunal is an orthodox spinner. The New Zealand international was spot on in his imitation as the video compares the two's actions later in the video.
"No shortage of entertainment when you in the Boulty-verse! ?⚡️#OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #MICentral #ReelItFeelIt #ReelKaroFeelKaro #INDvNZ @trrrent_ @krunalpandya_official @adammilne20," the video was captioned on the official page of Mumbai Indians. "
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While New Zealand are set to take on India in the two-match Test series, Boult has opted out of the same after a packed cricketing schedule which saw him play non-stop from the Indian Premier League to the T20 World Cup and later the T20I series against India.
The Kiwis have picked a spin-heavy side with even Colin de Granndhomme making himself unavailable. Mumbai-born Ajaz Patel is set to lead the Kiwi attack with William Somerville and Mitchell Santner for company. The pace attack has Tim Southee as the leader of the pack along with Neil Wagner and Kyle Jamieson.
"Trent has already spent the best part of 60 days in hard managed isolation this year, while Colin had been on the road since May until recently returning home from Pakistan," head coach Gary Stead said in an NZC release.
"From talking to both players it was clear the best option for them was to be left out of this Test tour and for them to instead focus on being ready for the New Zealand home summer," Stead added.
The first Test match between India and New Zealand starts on November 25 at the Green Park Stadium, Kanpur.