New Zealand left-arm pacer Trent Boult has hopes of being part of next year’s 2023 ODI World Cup in India and saying that he has huge ambitions for the same. However, he stated that his immediate goal is to give his best for the Melbourne Stars in the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).
Boult sacrificed his central contract in August to pursue T20 franchise cricket opportunities. New Zealand Cricket announced that they respect and hailed his contribution, but priority will be given to the centrally contracted players.
Speaking from Australia ahead of the upcoming season of the BBL, Boult said he understands the changing landscape of cricket but still has the ambitions to play in the 2023 ODI World Cup in India. He was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au:
“It’s a moving landscape at the moment with what that looks like, but I’ve definitely got huge ambitions to still be there. The 2023 World Cup next year in India is a big one that I’d love to be a part of but it’s a lot of cricket away.”
“The immediate future is obviously to focus on the Big Bash and I’m in the International League T20 in Dubai in a couple of weeks as well and I’m just really excited to be here I’ve played a lot of international cricket and I’ve got the opportunity to move into some franchise stuff now,” he added.
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“I think the Big Bash is always an exciting tournament” – Trent Boult
Trent Boult said that he wants to make the most of the final years of his career and is excited for his family to watch him play his inaugural BBL. He will be dawning the Melbourne Stars jersey this edition.
“Your lifespan or career span can only go so far and I feel like I’ve worked hard to do the things that I have done in international cricket and I just want to make the most of probably the later years of my career and come here and see what I can do.”
“My kids are coming over next week to see dad in a different role and I think the Big Bash is always an exciting tournament to watch so it’s going to be great to get along alongside a couple of guys that I’m normally playing international cricket against,” he further said.