Trent Boult Set To Return For New Zealand At ODI World Cup | Cricket Information

Trent Boult opted out of a New Zealand Cricket contract final yr.© AFP

Seamer Trent Boult may return for New Zealand on the ODI World Cup later this yr regardless of not having a nationwide contract, Black Caps coach Gary Stead mentioned Thursday. Boult opted out of a New Zealand Cricket contract final yr, which enabled him to play within the profitable Huge Bash League in Australia. He was not included within the listing of gamers supplied a central deal on Thursday, as a substitute signing a “casual playing agreement”, New Zealand Cricket mentioned. Stead hopes Boult can resume his strike partnership alongside New Zealand Take a look at captain Tim Southee on the 50-overs World Cup in India, which begins in October.

“We are having positive conversations with Trent, he’s indicated he’s available for the World Cup,” Stead advised reporters.

“From our perspective, he’s one of the best ODI bowlers in the world so barring injury, I think it’s highly likely that he would be part of our squad.”

Boult, 33, is among the world’s greatest ODI bowlers having taken 187 wickets at that degree and an extra 74 for his nation in Twenty20 cricket.

After being launched from his central contract final yr, Boult was omitted from the New Zealand squad for this yr’s drawn house Take a look at collection with England and the 2-0 win over Sri Lanka regardless of enjoying for the Black Caps on the 2022 Twenty20 World Cup.

Stead mentioned Boult, who has taken 317 Take a look at wickets, may nonetheless return to the Black Caps’ five-day squad for subsequent yr’s house collection in opposition to South Africa, then Australia.

“That’s still being discussed at the moment. Trent has other leagues he is committed to, so we are just working through that and exactly what it will mean,” Stead added.

“He’s indicated a willingness to play.”

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