Trent Boult: 32 Year Old Leading Wicket-Taker And A Brilliant Performer

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Trent Boult a.k.a Trent Alexander Boult plays cricket for the New Zealand international cricket team. He also plays for the Northern district in New Zealand as a bowler. He bowls left-arm fast-medium and is very well known throughout the cricketing world.

Full Name Trent Alexander Boult
Nickname TNT, Thunderbolt
Profession New Zealand Cricketer ( Fast Bowling )
Height 180 Cm
International Debut Test – 9 December 2011 Vs Australia
ODI – 11 July 2012 Vs West Indies
T20 – 9 February 2013 Vs England
Like To Play Against Australia
Date Of Birth 22 July 1989
Age 33 year
Marital Status Married
Girlfriend Gert Smith
Zodiac Sign LEO

Bowling Style

Trent Boult is a left-arm fast-medium bowler with an ability to swing the ball both ways. He considers his main weapon to be his inswinger to the right-handed batter. To everyone’s surprise, his hero in cricket when he was a child was Wasim Akram. Trent came up as the best bowling talent in New Zealand since Shane Bond. This statement was made by then captain Jeremy Coney.

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Furthermore, in 2014, Trent Boult became the fourth ever bowler after Richard Hadlee, Chris Martin, and Iain O’Brien to take more than 30 wickets in consecutive years. He has developed a really great partnership with Tim Southee in bowling. The captain of the team uses this duo as the opening bowlers in any match that they play. Furthermore, in 2019, Trent took 250 wickets in Test cricket, becoming the 3rd bowler ever for New Zealand to do that.

Personal Life

Trent Boult is a native of Rotorua, New Zealand. He grew up in Ōhope and Tauranga. He went to Otumoetai College for education.

Furthermore, Trent announced his engagement to Gert Smith in 2016. They got married in 2017 and currently live at Mt. Maunganui with their two children.

International Career

Boult became the leading wicket-taker at the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015. After that, he joined the decorated Indian Premier League for the very first time for the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad.

After two seasons in this T20 format with Hyderabad, Trent joined the Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 5 crores. He switched teams to play for the Delhi Capitals for two seasons the next year.

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In 2020, Trent Boult came out as one of the crucial players who helped Mumbai Indians to win the 2020 Indian Premier League title. He became the leading wicket-taker in that same season and furthermore received the Player of the Tournament.

Furthermore, Trent Boult joined the Rajasthan Royals for the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League.

Domestic Career

At the start of his international career, Boult became part of the training tour for New Zealand A.

He took two wickets in one of his first matches against the India U19 team.

Furthermore, in 2009, Trent joined the New Zealand squad for a One-Day International series against Australia at 19 years of age.

Trent Boult made his Test debut in 2011 in the Second Test against Australia in Hobart. New Zealand won that game by seven runs.

Boult came to a bigger highlight in 2012, when he put up consecutive great performances against India, Sri Lanka, and the West Indies. This form got carried forward in 2013 when he took 13 wickets in 5 tests against England. Furthermore, it was this match that enabled him to get his best bowling figures of 6/68.

In New Zealand’s last Test match against England, Trent suffered from a side strain at Leeds.

In 2014,  Trent Boult took the jersey number of Mathew Sinclair for the T20 International series against the West Indies.

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In 2015, during the Trans-Tasman Trophy, the first-ever day-night test, Boult became the first New Zealand national to take a five-wicket haul in that format.

New Zealand eventually lost that match.

Furthermore, he became a part of the ‘Team Of The Tournament’ for the 2015 World Cup by ICC.

In 2017-18, he won the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for his fantastic performance.

In 2018, Boult took his best bowling figures in Test cricket, taking six wickets and giving 32 runs at the final test against England in Auckland. At the NZC Annual Awards, he received the Men’s Test Player of the Year. Furthermore, he also won the Sir Richard Hadlee award for Best International Player of the Year.

During India’s tour of New Zealand in 2018, Trent took a five-wicket haul, the joint-most taken by a New Zealand national. In that series, New Zealand went on record as the most extensive win in their history, and Trent received the Man of The Match.

In April 2019, he joined the New Zealand squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Trent took his 150th wicket in a match against Bangladesh. Furthermore, for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, he took 13 wickets for New Zealand and helped the team reach the finals.

End Note

Trent Boult is a fantastic player that has made his mark in the cricketing world. He has never failed to perform for the squad and is an extremely talented player.

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