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Trent Boult Bids Farewell To T20 World Cup After New Zealand’s Exit
By CricShots - Jun 15, 2024 5:39 pm
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The veteran Kiwi pacer, Trent Boul has made his retirement announcement from the T20 World Cup after their win over Uganda. Boult, who has always been cog for New Zealand since he made his international debut in 2011, has played in numerous finals across all formats. This year’s World Cup will be his last, he confirmed at a press conference.

Trent Boult
Trent Boult

Trent Boult’s future with the New Zealand team in other capacities is unclear. In 2022, he decided not to have a central contract as he wanted to play more T20 franchise cricket instead.

Despite their win against Uganda, New Zealand has been knocked out of the T20 World Cup 2024, however, they have a game to go. In their pool, Afghanistan and West Indies have secured the two spots from their group. Boult’s last T20 World Cup appearance will be against Papua New Guinea.

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Talking about the tournament, Terent Boult said, “It certainly wasn’t the start we had hoped for. It’s tough to swallow. Just disappointed we can’t go further. But representing your country is always a source of pride.”

New Zealand has been one of the most consistent teams in the history of the tournament since 2014 and their failure to reach teh Super 8 stage has been a sticker for a lot of fans around the world.

Talking about the same, Trent Boult said, “There’s a lot of pride in the team, and representing the country is a great honor. We’ve had some fantastic records over the years. Unfortunately, we haven’t been at our best these past few weeks, and that’s what led to our elimination. It’s disappointing, but there’s still incredible talent in the team and coming through the ranks in New Zealand cricket. We’re a proud nation and we’ll keep going.”

Boult also commented on the challenges faced by batsmen in the tournament due to the difficult pitches. So far, there’s only been one score exceeding 200 runs. he reckons that the team expect a better balance between bat and ball.

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Trent Boutk included by saying, “It’s definitely been difficult, there’s no doubt about it. The scores have been very low. I’ve played cricket in many different conditions around the world recently. Adapting to conditions is always a challenge, but I think the pitches have been heavily favoring the bowlers. They just haven’t been good batting wickets. It’s been a good test for both batsmen and bowlers, but it’s interesting to see this in a world tournament.”