Trent Bold’s trial run is over, claims former Kiwi cricketer

New Zealand star fast bowler Trent Boult recently distanced himself from Cricket New Zealand’s central contract. Former New Zealand goalkeeper batsman Ian Smith believes this is a sign of the end of Boult’s Test cricket career. Ian Smith called it a huge loss for the country’s cricket.

Boult’s request to release him from the central contract was recently accepted by New Zealand Cricket so that he could spend more time with his family and be available to play in domestic leagues around the world. Smith, 65, who has played 63 Tests and 98 ODIs for New Zealand, also said the fast bowling duo of Boult and Tim Southee are New Zealand’s best jugalbandi in Test cricket. “I think releasing a core contract is probably the end of his Test run. I think it’s a shame because Southee/Boult were probably the better pairing,” Smith said.

Bolt made his debut in 2011 and formed a deadly pair with Saudi Arabia. They took 541 wickets in 65 tests and were regarded as the deadliest opening bowling pair in the world.

England’s James Anderson and Stuart Broad (973 wickets in 129 Tests), West Indies’ Curtley Ambrose and Courtney Walsh (762 wickets in 95 matches) and Pakistan’s Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis (559 wickets in 61 Tests) are better than him. only.

The pair are at number three and fourth, respectively, among New Zealand’s successful wicket-takers. Saudi Arabia has taken 347 and Bolt has taken 317 wickets. Smith said: “The lack of Bolt will affect Tim Southee because he won’t get the same support from the other end that he used to get before.”

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Trent Boult, however, has not completely parted ways with Cricket New Zealand. Boult is expected to be part of the New Zealand squad for the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia in October alongside the Saudis.

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