Trent Boult boasts an impressive collection of wickets, including those of some of the world’s finest batsmen. Following his captivating performances during the World Cup, his future with the Black Caps is looking exceedingly promising. This medium-fast left-arm bowler’s journey began when he was chosen to represent New Zealand in the 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Subsequently, he earned opportunities with New Zealand A, laying the foundation for his progression.
While his debut in the 2009 Chappell-Hadlee series didn’t yield a cap, Boult eventually made his Test debut against Australia in 2011. His efforts earned him a coveted New Zealand contract in 2011, and he became part of the Test squad that faced South Africa in March 2012. Although he faced a temporary exclusion from the squad during that series, he regained his spot for the West Indies tour later that year.
Boult made his one-day international debut against West Indies in 2012, showcasing his skills in the shorter format. His standout performance came during the 2015 World Cup, where he achieved his best figures to date, 5-27, in a thrilling match against Australia during the pool stages. Boult’s journey in international cricket continues to be one of growth and potential.