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Trent Boult: It is a challenge to control the swing with white ball

Trent Boult is yet to m Getty Imagesake his mark in the shorter formats of the game
Trent Boult is yet to make his mark in the shorter formats of the game © Getty Images

Mar 12, 2014

New Zealand swing-merchant Trent Boult wants to play as much as he can for his country. He though, considers Test cricket as the format where he wants to succeed. He has taken 82 wickets in that format at 26.59. Boult was in prime form against India and the West Indies.

Boult on his goal of playing regularly across formats, “It’s not high on my list, to be honest. Obviously I want to be playing as much cricket as I can and get the most out of my career. I love test cricket, that’s where my ambitions lie but to get opportunities like this couldn’t be better. I’ve never been to a World Cup so it’s going to be a good experience,” as reported by the New Zealand Herald.

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New Zealand have a fine pace attack in the Twenty20 (T20) format that includes Tim Southee and Mitchell McClenaghan. So, he has a fight on his hands to break into New Zealand’s ICC World T20 2014 team.

Boult concluded by saying, “I’m relatively inexperienced in the white ball format, not just internationally but domestically. It does swing more. In Bangladesh it swings, it’s humid and that’s conditions you want. The challenge is to control it.”

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