IPL 2021: Trent Boult offers injury update on Rohit Sharma & Hardik Pandya, says ‘Not sure about their availability for KKR clash’

IPL 2021: Mi vs KKR: Trent Boult offers injury update on Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya - says 'Not sure about their availability for KKR clash'

IPL 2021: MI vs KKR: Rohit Sharma & Hardik Pandya injury update – Mumbai Indians pacer Trent Boult on Wednesday said both Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya are recovering well from their respective injuries, ahead of the team’s all-important game against Kolkata Knight Riders. However, the Kiwi pacer said he is not sure whether they will be available for the match.

“They (Rohit and Hardik) are both recovering well, in terms of their selection for the next game, I am not too sure. It was a bit of a precautionary move to rest them,” said Boult during a pre-match press conference.

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In absence of Rohit and Hardik, Mumbai had suffered 20 runs defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday. The Rohit Sharma-led outfit is at the fourth spot with eight points from eight games.

IPL 2021: Trent Boult offers injury update on Rohit Sharma & Hardik Pandya, says ‘Not sure about their availability for KKR clash’

IPL 2021: MI vs KKR: When asked how much the franchise missed the captaincy of Rohit in the game against CSK, Trent Boult said: “He was sorely missed. He is right up there in terms of experience and runs achieved in this format. So, it was a big hole.”

The left-arm pacer also backed the decision of MI team management to rest Rohit Sharma in the last game against CSK.

“But it was a good decision to make sure he is 100 per cent with the amount of cricket coming up. If he comes to the eleven tomorrow, it will be great but we want to make sure he is 100 per cent fit,” Trent Boult said.

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IPL 2021: MI vs KKR: Defending Champions Mumbai will next lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Thursday. They have a tremendous winning record against KKR. However, Boult mentioned that five-time champions won’t take KKR lightly.

IPL 2021: Trent Boult offers injury update on Rohit Sharma & Hardik Pandya, says ‘Not sure about their availability for KKR clash’

“Every game is such a big game, every match is important now. But history is history, it is nice to have good results in our bag against KKR. They are a quality side. We would not take them lightly. Varun Chakravarthy is a quality bowler, I hope I do not face him being a number eleven, yeah I think more importantly it is about batting unit of Mumbai putting a good performance and stack up scores,” the Kiwi pacer explained.

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“Yeah, 100 per cent. You could probably not have any better build-up to a tournament like the T20 World Cup. The focus is on what’s on for the next couple of weeks, but in terms of preparation, it is very good. Conditions can change quickly but having to deal with the heat and humidity is a big challenge at this stage. It is going to be interesting to see conditions move over the course of the next few weeks,” said Boult.

Talking about the young talented Indian players, the New Zealand cricketer said, “Yeah, there is a lot of exciting talent coming through India. They have good quality bowlers, it is amazing and it is due to a lot of boys’ success in the last IPL seasons. Yeah, it is looking really positive for Indian cricket.”