New Delhi: Eager to experience his first IPL outing, SunRisers Hyderabad's New Zealand import Trent Boult is hoping that Indian conditions will help him carry forward the good work he did during the recently concluded World Cup.
Boult, who bagged 22 wickets for runner-up New Zealand in the World Cup, was snapped up by SRH for a whopping Rupees 3.8 crore - a massive surge from his base price of 50 lakh - in the February auctions. The left-arm seamer is keen to swing things for SRH.
"Yes, the length changes I guess. I have played a few games in India and the wickets here are a bit slower. With the night games and humidity, the moisture in the air, I hope the ball swings and hopefully I get success with that.
I will try and pitch the ball up as much as possible to get the ball swinging," Boult told PTI in an interview.
Excited to rub shoulders with the best in the business, Boult is looking forward to share the dressing room with the seasoned Dale Steyn and the Indian seamers in Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Praveen Kumar and Ishant Sharma.
"Amazing, I am very much looking forward to it. Not only Steyn but also looking forward to working with the Kumars (Bhuvneshwar and Praveen) and Ishant as well. It's so great to be playing with the heroes and sharing with them the same dressing room.
Dale is a wonderful bowler with so much of knowledge. Hope he can share some of that knowledge with me," Boult said.
Missing the World Cup title at the last hurdle after losing the trans-tasman final at the MCG, Boult is happy with the opportunity to play under Australian opener David Warner, who was appointed SRH captain for the season.
"Obviously it's going to be a different experience. Last month playing against them in a grand final and a couple of weeks later he is my captain, so it's very unique. But very much looking forward to working with him," said the 25-year-old player.