CWC19: 5 Players to watch out for in the New Zealand Squad

4. Trent Boult

Trent Boult
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Trent Boult is a left arm pace bowler who can swing the ball both ways. He made his ODI debut for New Zealand against West Indies in 2012. In his ODI career, Boult has taken 147 wickets from 79 matches (79 innings) with an economy of 5.07.

In the 2015 World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand, Trent Boult took 22 wickets from 9 matches (9 innings) with best figures of 5/27. He had the same wickets that of Mitchell Starc but due to high economy, Boult finished as 2nd leading wicket taker.

Trent Boult
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His contributions helped New Zealand to reach the finals of ICC World Cup 2015. In the 2017 Champions Trophy, Boult picked just only 3 wickets from 3 matches ( 3 innings) with an economy of 5.50. 

The New Zealand pace bowler is currently the leading wicket in ODI cricket for 2019 so far. He has taken 21 wickets from 10 matches (10 innings) with best figures of 5/21.

In the 2019 World Cup to be played in England, Trent Boult will play a key role to pick early wickets and put pressure on the opposition bowlers with his swing.


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