Australian fast bowler James Pattinson, who will be playing for the Mumbai Indians this season, completed his mandatory quarantine and joined the team for his first practise session on Monday.
The former Kolkata Knight Riders bowler was a late entry into the Mumbai Indians franchise after he was brought in to replace Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga, who was ruled out of IPL 2020 due to ‘personal reasons’.
In a video posted by Mumbai Indians on their official Twitter handle on Tuesday, Pattinson could be seen having a bowl in the nets. He expressed excitement at the prospect of bowling with Jasprit Bumrah, who he said is the best T20 bowler in the world.
“Personally it is fantastic to work with some of the best bowlers in the world. Obviously, Bumrah is probably, the best T20 bowler in the world. And Boulty is up there as well. So, for me it will be a great experience to be around those guys [here at Mumbai Indians].”
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 15, 2020