One of Kiwis's best assets in the attacking unit and a pacey left armer with an eye for wickets. He burst onto the scene with his impressive performances in the 2007 New Zealand A tour of India A. He was in and around the New Zealand senior team for a while till he made his Test debut in 2011. He made an instant impact by taking legend Michael Hussey's wicket and helped New Zealand win a Test series in Australia for the first time since 1985. He has collected wickets against West Indies, England, Australia, India and Sri Lanka and has been a Test regular ever since. Known as a silent assasin on the field with his quick swing, Boult has also been a favourite in the lucrative Indian Premier League and has played for franchises such as Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils. Boult's name is expected to be in the World Cup squad.read more
These developments come after a few reports surfaced that Boult will be actively participating in the UAE league. Rumors have it that Boult is in talks with both the UAE and South Africa T20 league franchises.
New Zealand last played the West Indies in the Caribbean in 2014.
Boult is in India for the three-match T20 International series but will head back home from Kolkata after the final white-ball game as he takes a break before being back against Bangladesh for a home Test series.
England have been a sensational form in the ongoing tournament, registering dominant victories in the Super 12 stage before losing to South Africa in their final game.
New Zealand's lead pacer Trent Boult is hoping to exploit India's frailties against left-arm fast bowling, taking up from where Shaheen Shah Afridi left off, in their vital Super 12 T20 World Cup match.
Kieron Pollard had led the side against Chennai Super Kings in the absence of Rohit, who has a dodgy knee while Pandya also missed the game due to a niggle.
In the first half of IPL 2021, Boult took eight wickets in seven matches at an economy rate of 8.46.
The New Zealand team arrived in Southampton on Tuesday for the inaugural World Test Championship final, starting June 18 at the Ageas Bowl.
New Zealand bowlers have excelled in England conditions, with Tim Southee taking 6 for 43 in the first innings at Lord's, and Kyle Jamieson and Neil Wagner also collecting three wickets each in the drawn contest.
Sehwag feels that Rohit's qualities and recent form at the top of the order certainly makes him a candidate to succeed during the six Test matches in England this summer.
Boult, who missed out on the first Test against England as he opted to spend time with his family after the suspension of the IPL in May, was also set to sit out the second match as well.
New Zealand coach Gary Stead informed that left arm seamer Trent Boult is available for the second Test, while one of the fast bowlers will be rested for the Birmingham game.
Boult thanked the Mumbai Indians for getting him and his fellow countrymen home safely.
A statement from New Zealand confirmed that while Boult could miss the two Tests against England, he may be available for the World Test Championship final against India.
Skipper Kane Williamson, pace bowlers Kyle Jamieson and Trent Boult, as well as Mitchell Santner, are certain to be in the Test squad.
The MI middle-order comprises the likes of Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya and his brother Krunal along with swashbuckling West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard.
Bolt, who joins a list of big names voicing concerns about life in bio-secure bubbles amid the COVID-19 pandemic, called it "a big sacrifice".
Boult had played a key role in helping Mumbai Indians win the Indian Premier League title this year.
The left-arm pace bowler returned from the UAE at the conclusion of the IPL, along with Black Caps teammates Kane Williamson, Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner, and is undergoing quarantine in Christchurch.
Trent Boult has, for some reason, never been a priority for the Ponting-led DC team management that took over ahead of the 2019 season.