Trent Boult: Quick Facts To Know About The Speedster

Trent Boult’s retirement marks an end of his 13-year-long international career. As  he bids adieu to international cricket, let us have a look at Boult’s cricketing career.

New Zealand pacer Trent Boult has confirmed that the T20 World Cup 2024 would be his last World Cup. He announced his retirement from international cricket following the black caps disappointing show at the T20 World Cup 2024 where they were eliminated at the group stage.

Quick Facts To Know About Trent Boult

Boult’s retirement marks an end of his 13-year-long international career. As  he bids adieu to international cricket, let us have a look at Boult’s cricketing career.

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The left-handed swinger started playing domestic cricket at the age of 18 in 2007. He played for New Zealand “A” team for the tour of India.

In January 2009, Boult was called up for the New Zealand squad for the one-day series against Australia when he was 19 years age. However, he did not play a match.

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Boult made his Test debut against Australia in 2011. He made his ODI debut against West Indies in 2012. The kiwi made his T20 international debut against England in 2013.

Highlights of Trent Boult’s cricket journey…

The ICC World Cup 2024 was special for Boult where he took 22 wickets and was named joint leading wicket-taker. His 5 for 27 against Australia at Auckland is still one of the most cherished spells of medium-pace bowling.

Boult’s superb run with the ball continued in the ICC World Cup 2019 by scalping 17 wickets. On 29 June in a match against Australia, Boult took a hat-trick, becoming the first bowler for New Zealand to do so in a World Cup.

Quick Facts To Know About Trent Boult

Some of Trent Boult’s achievements: 

  • He recorded his first ten-wicket haul against the West Indies in December 2013.
  • Boult is the leading wicket-taker for New Zealand in World Cups with 39 wickets.
  • The black cap was ICC no.1 ranked bowler in 2026.
  • He became the second bowler to take a five-wicket haul in Day-night Test
  • Boult bagged the Sir Richard Hadley Medal of Excellence in Cricket in the 2017-18 season.
  • He was also part of the New Zealand team that won the ICC World Test Championship in 2021.

Boult has played 78 Test, 144 ODI and 61 T20 International matches.

While he took 317 wickets in Tests, he got 211 scalps in ODIs. His number of T20 International wickets stand at 83.

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Boult’s favorite cricketer of all time is Wasim Akram of Pakistan. He also looked up to Dale Steyn as one of his idols.