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Trent Boult is ‘desperate’ to succeed at the ODI World Cup

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The 34-year-old New Zealand seamer claims he has unfinished business and plans to make a stronger effort to win the trophy.

Trent Boult, a seamer for New Zealand who turned down a national contract last year, is determined to succeed in the ODI World Cup and claims he has unfinished business.

The 34-year-old was a member of New Zealand’s 15-man squad for a four-match series against England in September as part of the country’s preparation for the World Cup. He has now been re-inducted into the team and is set to play in his first one-day international in over a year.

“I’ve been dying to still be in the black shirt over the last little while, but with the decision I made, it’s opened the door for selection for other players and I’ve had to respect that,” Boult said to Ian Smith on SENZ Mornings.

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to relocate to England and then, hopefully, to play a significant role in the World Cup, which I’m desperate to do,” the athlete said.

Boult’s addition has made New Zealand’s bowling attack one of the most terrifying, but it’s not just because of the left-arm seamer; the return of Kyle Jamieson, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, and Tim Southee also makes the pace attack of New Zealand scary.

Boult remarked, “I’m delighted to hear some commentary from you (Smithy) that’s not mentioning ‘the barest of margins’ and fighting for this trophy just a little bit harder.

Boult also renounced his contract with the national team to concentrate more on T20 franchise cricket.

“Leaving the New Zealand cricket bubble wasn’t a simple decision to make just over a year ago. Never did I intend for it to be about New Zealand or professional cricket.

“I simply attempted to maximise the time I had left to bowl. The left-arm bowler, who has 187 wickets in 99 ODIs, stated, “(I am) definitely as hungry as ever to still serve the country.

“Life is short; make the most of it.” The past year or so on the road has been exciting. Lifting the trophy with MI New York (MLC) was a lot of fun for me.

“I still have a great deal of respect for the international game; any young person trying to follow their dream of being a cricket player benefits greatly from it. In my opinion as well, a World Cup remains the pinnacle,” he remarked.

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