Trent Boult has opted out of his central contract with New Zealand Cricket. Boult took this decision for more family time and to be available for Global T20 Leagues. Boult will still be eligible for national selection, but centrally contracted players will get a higher priority.
NEWS | NZC has agreed to release Trent Boult from his central contract so that he can spend more time with his family, while also making himself available for domestic leagues. Boult will complete the tour of the West Indies as scheduled.
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Trent Boult’s International Career so far
Trent Boult has played 78 Tests, 93 ODIs and 44 T20Is so far. He has taken 317 Test, 169 ODI, and 62 T20I wickets. He is one of the only four Kiwis to have taken 300 Test wickets. Boult is currently the No.1 ranked ODI bowler in the world and is ranked 11th, 26th on Test and T20I rankings respectively.
While speaking to ESPNcricinfo, New Zealand chief executive David White said that Trent Boult will be selected for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. White said: “I’d imagine that he will be selected for the T20 World Cup in Australia because he’s been a big part of our plans and preparation for that.”