Trent Boult sets sight on 2023 World Cup in India

Trent Boult, a New Zealand veteran, wants to participate in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India later this year after the Kiwis nearly lost out on the championship in 2019. Trent Boult is eager to right the wrongs of the 2019 Cricket World Cup final and expects to receive another go at the title later this year in India.

Trent Boult Looking forward to World Cup 2023

Trent Boult sets sight on 2023 World Cup in India-1

New Zealand’s wounds from the Cricket World Cup 2019 final versus England at Lord’s have not healed completely. The game was lost in the Super Over on a boundary count. Trent Boult will opt out of his New Zealand central contract in August 2022 to spend more time with his family while competing in other local T20 tournaments across the globe. He does, however, want to be on the trip to India for the World Cup later this year.

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I want to be there to have another crack, and I hope that is still the case,” Trent Boult said in an interview with The Age in Australia. “It’s still a long way off. However, since that day at Lord’s, the Black Caps have emerged as a formidable force, particularly in ICC competitions. They have now competed in two finals and a semi-final, and they won the ICC World Test Championship Mace in June 2021 after defeating India in the finale.

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The win broke New Zealand’s 21-year trophy drought, with the previous major ICC success coming at the start of the century in 2000 in the ICC KnockOut Trophy. For us even to reach to that level as a Test-playing country of whatever many people (five million), playing maybe just eight Tests a year – if that,” Trent Boult said of the path to the final and ultimate success.

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To obtain two years of results to get into the final, and then defeat India – 1.4 billion people – will never happen again. When you consider the magnitude of it, I believe it is one of the proudest accomplishments any New Zealander could have.”

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