The 2023 ODI World Cup is almost 5 months away and the groups can have a go at one another for the final word cricket glory in India. The 50-over World Cup shall be held in October- November and India would be the lone host of the marquee occasion. Meanwhile, New Zealand bowler Trent Boult has shared a special chat with former captain Kane Williamson and expressed an enormous desire to play within the match, regardless of not being within the central contract of the Kiwis.
Boult was launched from the central contract after his personal request to play franchise leagues and spend time with his household. He has not performed for New Zealand since their exit from the T20 World Cup semifinal towards Pakistan in November 2022. But in a latest interview with ESPNCricinfo, Boult acknowledged that he’s keen to play within the World Cup. “I’ve still got that big desire to play for New Zealand. It is what it is – I’ve decided. I am fortunate enough to have a 13-year career in the Black Cap and hey, I’ve still got a big desire to play the ODI World Cup as well. We’ll see how that unfolds: there’s still a bit of movement in the landscape at the moment,” Boult stated to ESPNCricinfo.
‘I keep in mind after the 2019 WC remaining…’ Boult
Meanwhile, he additionally shared a special chat that he had with former Kiwi captain Kane Williamson after the World Cup remaining. “I remember after the 2019 World Cup final, I said to Kane Williamson that we’ve got to be there again, come in the 2023 tournament in India. It’s a shame with what’s going on with Kane’s knee but he’ll be working as hard as possible to try and play that. It’s such a great tournament. One hundred per cent, I’ve got the desire to play it,” Boult stated.
Meanwhile, he additionally expressed a desire to play in Test cricket too. He final performed a Test match in June 2022. When requested about whether or not he has performed his remaining Test match, Boult stated ‘Hopefully not’, earlier than including, “There are some big Test matches coming up next year – Australia and South Africa will be coming to New Zealand. And Test cricket is still my favourite format.”
“I’ve played nearly 80 Tests and had some pretty great times in the team, but they said that, if I chose to move away from that contract, my time in it would be limited. And I’m pretty sure they’ve never had anyone play Test cricket that isn’t contracted – so that probably makes it hard as well,” Boult stated.