Facts you may not know about New Zealand's star pacer Trent Boult

Trent Alexander Boult turned 33 on July 22, 2022. He was born in New Zealand's Northern Island Rotorua. Interestingly he was the neighbour of New Zealand teammates Kane Williamson and Doug Bracewell.

Boult's inception

Being a left-arm pacer, Trent was naturally fond of the great Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram. Also once Trent cited South African pacer Dale Steyn as one of his favourites.

Trent's idols

Boult made his First-Class debut for New Zealand 'A' against India 'A' in 2007. A year later he was selected for the Under-19 World Cup in 2008.

First-Class debut

His International debut came in December 2011 at Hobart in a Test match against Australia. He picked up four wickets and helped New Zealand win a Test in Australia for the first time in 26 years.

International Entry

Boult made ODI debut in 2012 against West Indies in St. Kitts in which he returned with an impressive spell of 45/2.

ODI Debut

Boult ODI briiliance came in in 2015 World Cup where he finished the joint-highest wicket-taker 22 wickets.

Brilliance to the fore

In 2019 World Cup, Boult was vital performer in Kiwis second successive final. He snared a hat-trick against Aussies. He also bowled the last over and the Super Over in the final against England.

World Cup heroics

In his International cricketing career, Boult has snared 317 wickets in 78 Tests (10 five-wicket-halls), 169 in 93 ODIs (5 five-wicket-halls) and 62 in 44 T20Is.

Track records

Despite being a fast bowler, Boult is also a superb fielder and an amazing athlete both on and off the field. He is one of the best fielders in the Kiwi team with 93 International catches to his name.

Perfect catcher

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