Trent Alexander Boult

Player Bio

Born 22 July 1989 New Zealand
Age 30 Years, 01 Months, 0 Days
Batting Side Right Handed
Bowling Side Left-arm fast medium
Bowling Rank 7
Teams New Zealand, Northern Districts, New Zealand A, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, New Zealand Under-19, Sunrisers Hyderabad, New Zealanders, Toronto Nationals

Batting & Fielding Performance

M
I
N/O
R
HS
100S
50S
4S
6S
AVG
S/R
CT
ST
Test
62
78
37
606
52
0
1
59
27
14.78
54.59
36
0
ODI
89
39
23
154
21
0
0
14
6
9.62
73.68
30
0
T20
25
7
3
14
5
0
0
0
0
3.50
58.33
12
0
IPL
68
15
10
29
6
0
0
0
1
5.80
74.35
29
0

Bowling Performance

I
O
M
R
W
Best
5W
AVG
E/R
S/R
Test
117
2294.2
62
6855
249
6/30
8
27.53
2.98
55.28
ODI
89
814
89
4111
164
7/34
5
25.06
5.05
29.78
T20
25
91.5
25
784
37
4/34
0
21.18
8.53
14.89
IPL
68
243
68
2030
66
3/19
0
30.75
8.35
22.09

With the ability to swing the ball both ways, left-armer Trent Boult possesses phenomenal ability when running in through the 30 yards. Seaming conditions obviously aided his style of bowling but the fact that he can make the ball talk on tracks which virtually had nothing in them, makes him a significant threat to batsmen all around the world.

Born in Rotorua, Boult jumped onto the international stage when he was invited to the New Zealand A team for the 2007 winter training squad in Lincoln. He was a typical Kiwi lad, enjoying the water sports in his country like most people did. Cricket, though, was where his wandering heart eventually landed upon. At just 17 years of age, he became the fastest bowler in the secondary school in the country, showing his glaringly evident skills. In 2008, one year later, he was selected for the New Zealand U-19 team that would go on to play the World Cup. He was always hanging around the edges, waiting for the chance to come knocking on his door. It was a long wait but his debut came in 2011 against Australia in Hobart. He picked up 4 wickets in that game, helping his side win a Test Down Under for the first time since 1985. Boult’s career didn’t exactly take off as he’d have liked to. A couple of years before making his Test debut, he suffered a major stress fracture on his back, which was largely down to his tinkered bowling action. So, he took help from one of his idols and ex-Kiwi great Shane Bond. He went back to his old bowling action which yielded him much success in his younger days and that bettered him. He took his time to improve himself physically, conditioned his body well and got ready for the big stage. Had a decent start to his would-be-illustrious career in whites, scalping 17 wickets in his first 6 games, against teams like Australia, South Africa, West Indies, Zimbabwe and India. He put in consistent performances throughout but his moment to shine came in 2013 against the Windies at the Basin Reserve where he got his maiden ten-wicket haul in Tests. Trent’s been highly rated by former New Zealand great Sir Richard Hadlee, who thinks he’s one of the best new ball bowlers the Kiwis have ever had. He formed one half of the deadly duo with good friend Tim Southee, a pair which was the focal point of many wins they achieved. In 2014, which was Black Caps’ best Test year, the pair collected 67 out of 143 wickets in that year - almost half of the total. However, this came about because of a transformation inspired by Brendon McCullum when he took over as skipper. McCullum always had a taste for the attacking flavour and with Boult collecting wickets like a hunter on the top of his game, he couldn’t be ignored for too long, the combination was a perfect match. Due to the Kiwis lack of quality in pace at the time, Trent Boult spearheaded the attack along with Southee and come the 2015 World Cup, he ended up as the joint-highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 22 wickets to his name. He was one of the key figures in New Zealand making it to their first ever World Cup final. Boult didn’t feature in the 2016 edition of the World T20, but that had nothing to do with his ability and everything to do with New Zealand’s pragmatic approach to things. He was snapped up by Hyderabad in 2015, before eventually making the switch to Kolkata in 2017, both being big money signings. In the following year, Delhi bagged his services and in spite of his team not faring well, he played a good hand and finished with 18 wickets.

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Cricket World Cup 2019 POINTS TABLE

Team
P
W
D
L
PTS
9
7
1
1
15
9
7
0
2
14
9
6
0
3
12
9
5
1
3
11
9
5
1
3
11
9
3
2
4
8
9
3
1
5
7
9
3
1
5
7
9
2
1
6
5
9
0
0
9
0

Trent Alexander Boult News

Watch: Trent Boult tries to dodge Sri Lanka fielders after ball gets stuck in helmet

The incident happened in the 82nd over of the match when the left-hander was batting out in the middle. He tried dispatching Lasith Embuldeniya for a boundary but misjudged the length as the ball stuck in the grille of his helmet.

Will take dog for walk by beach: Trent Boult on coping with World Cup final heartbreak

Trent Boult landed back in the country amid questions on how the Black Caps are coping after losing their second successive World Cup final.

Blow by blow: How Trent Boult and Matt Henry nailed India’s top three

A terrific ball, a plan well executed and one poor judgment of the batsman made the most decisive difference in the end. Here’s how New Zealand’s devastating new-ball pairing of Trent Boult and Matt Henry planned, plotted and broke India's back.

Jasprit Bumrah to Jofra Archer, bowlers to watch out for in ICC World Cup 2019

In the aftermath of the England vs Pakistan ODI series, everyone is expecting this World Cup to be a batsman's game. Well, we will definitely see a few high-scoring games but flat pitches or not, the bowlers will have a bigger part to play as the tournament progresses.

We will take some confidence out of win against India: Trent Boult

Acknowledging the swing on offer during their warm-up game against India, fast bowler Trent Boult says the convincing win over one of the favourites gives them confidence heading into the World Cup.