|Full name||Trent Alexander Boult|
22 July 1989 |
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
|Bowling style||Left-arm fast-medium|
|Role||Opening Bowler, Lower order batsman|
|Relations||JJ Boult (brother)|
|Test debut (cap 253)||9 December 2011 v Australia|
|Last Test||3 January 2015 v Sri Lanka|
|ODI debut (cap 174)||11 July 2012 v West Indies|
|Last ODI||23 January 2015 v Sri Lanka|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: CricketArchive, 23 January 2015|
Trent Alexander Boult (born 22 July 1989) is a New Zealand cricketer. Born in Rotorua, Boult is a left–arm medium–fast opening bowler and a right–handed batsman. He accompanied the New Zealand A team on their winter training tour in 2007.
On 21 January 2009, Boult was selected for the New Zealand squad for the one-day series against Australia at just 19 years of age. Boult only managed to play in the warm up game against the Prime ministers XI and went wicketless of seven overs. During the tour Boult was clocked as the fastest bowler touring with the New Zealand team with a highest speed of 143.3 km/h (89.0 mph).
Boult made his Test debut in the 2011–12 season, in the Second Test against Australia in Hobart, a match won by New Zealand by 7 runs, New Zealand's first test win in Australia since 1985 and their first test win over Australia since 1993. He took four wickets in the match; additionally, he scored 21 runs in a tenth-wicket partnership with Chris Martin in the second innings.
In 2012, Boult produced a string of strong performances with the ball against the West Indies, India and Sri Lanka to consolidate his position as Tim Southee's new ball partner. He carried this good form into 2013 when he took 19 wickets in 5 tests against England, including his best test match innings bowling figures of 6/68 at Eden Park in March.
After suffering a side strain during New Zealand's final test match against England at Leeds, Boult returned to the New Zealand test side for a two test tour of Bangladesh. Boult struggled in the hot and dry conditions, taking just 3 wickets and frenquently straying with his accuracy. However, when back in home conditions against the touring West Indies, Boult swiftly returned to his best. In the second test at the Basin Reserve Boult won man of the match after taking career best figures of 10 for 80 and completing a brilliant one-handed diving catch to his left to dismiss Dinesh Ramdin. In the first innings of the second test on the same venue against India, Boult made another one-handed diving right-handed catch to dismiss Ajinkya Rahane. He also had bowling figures of 4 for 146.
His brother Jonathon Boult has also played cricket for Northern Districts.
Bowling and fielding style
Boult is a left-arm fast medium swing bowler. He makes up for his relative lack of height with deceptive pace and the ability to swing the ball both ways. Boult's primary weapon is the inswinger to the right-hander. Perhaps unsurprisingly, his childhood cricketing hero was Wasim Akram. In 2013, in a radio interview, former New Zealand Captain Jeremy Coney rated Boult as New Zealand's best bowling discovery since Shane Bond. He is also known to haul in one-handed catches with either hand, both in Basin Reserve. In 2014, he became the 4th test bowler since Richard Hadlee, Chris Martin and Ian O'Brien to claim 30+ wickets in consecutive years. He has also developed a great opening bowling partnership with Tim Southee, having taken 46% of all wickets between them since 2013, especially since the retirement of Martin. In 2015 at Basin Reserve, he finally removed Kumar Sangakkara with his left hand after he scored a double century.
Awards and performances
Test 10 wicket hauls
|1||10/80||19||West Indies||Basin Reserve||Wellington||New Zealand||2013|
Test 5 wicket hauls
|1||6/68||13||England||Eden Park||Auckland||New Zealand||2013|
|3||6/40||19||West Indies||Basin Reserve||Wellington||New Zealand||2013|
- New Zealand's prospects hinge on in-form bowlers CricInfo retrieved 16 September 2008
- Under-19 players to join A tour CricInfo retrieved 16 September 2008
- India Under-19s in New Zealand Youth ODI Series – 2nd Youth ODI: New Zealand Under-19s v India Under-19s CricInfo retrieved 16 September 2008
- Trent Boult strikes again
- Trent Boult *CATCH of the CENTURY* (left)
- Trent Boult *CATCH of the CENTURY* (right)
- Sri Lanka tour of Australia and New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 26-30, 2014
- Boult special ends Sangakkara innings
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