Fast bowler Trent Boult has been named in New Zealand's 50-over squad for the upcoming ODI series against England next month, marking his return to international cricket after a year-long gap. The pacer last played a one-day international in September 2022.
It’s the World Cup year. And Trent Boult is back in NZ’s ODI squad! ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/n0f654jV7M— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) August 9, 2023
Boult had a successful IPL 2023 with Rajasthan Royals, finishing the season with 13 wickets in 10 matches. The 34-year-old has been leading the Royals' pace attack since his arrival at the franchise in 2022. With a penchant to pick quick wickets in the Powerplay, particularly in the opening overs, Boult has established himself as a force to reckon with on the IPL stage.
In ODIs for New Zealand, he has picked 187 wickets so far, and the next match he plays will be his 100th ODI for his national team. Boult's addition will further boost the Kiwi squad ahead of the all-important ODI World Cup set to begin in October in India.
New Zealand's ODI squad for England ODIs: Tom Latham (captain), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Will Young