Former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody, who also previously coached Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has slammed Delhi Capitals (DC) for trading Trent Boult to Mumbai Indians (MI) during the 2020 IPL auction.

While the decision to include Shikhar Dhawan and Ravichandran Ashwin proved fruitful for DC, their decision to drop Trent Boult before IPL 2020 caused them heavily. 

The New Zealand key pacer Trent Boult, who is known as one of the world’s best pacers, was seen in a terrific touch this IPL season. Boult not only brought trouble to DC in the league matches but also in Qualifier 1, where he scalped two wickets and conceded just nine runs in his two overs, following which he met a little niggle. 

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Hailing this young bowler from MI, talking to ESPNCricinfo, Tom Moody said, “To me that was an extraordinary move. And I know that at that point at that trade, they didn’t know that the tournament was going to move to the UAE. But even so, Trent Boult would be deadly in Mumbai because that is one venue where the ball would swing.”

He highlighted, “And, Boult is one of the best powerplay bowlers in the IPL so to gift him to one of the strongest teams, if not the strongest team of the whole tournament, an ace like that, it’s extraordinary. If they were wanting to cash their chips in so to speak with Trent Boult, they should have just done it through the auction and let not only Mumbai but other teams fish around for Trent Boult.”

“Finishers like him are rare, and when he’s in that type of form, you’d pick him every day of the week because players that can put a finishing touch like he did – took the score from what we thought was going to be 170, 175 range – it’s game over. That is an impactful moment in the game, even though he was out there for only 14 balls,” Moody concluded.