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'Unfinished Business': Boult 'Desperate' To Perform Well In ODI WC For New Zealand

'Unfinished Business': Boult 'Desperate' To Perform Well In ODI WC For New Zealand

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

After being named to New Zealand's 15-man squad for a four-match series against England in September ahead of the World Cup, the 34-year-old is set to play his first one-day international in almost a year.

"I've been dying to be in the black shirt for a while now, but with the decision I made, it's opened the door for other players to be selected, and I've had to respect that," Boult told Ian Smith on SENZ Mornings.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity to move to England and then hopefully play a big role in the World Cup, which I'm desperate to do."

The addition of Trent Boult has made New Zealand's bowling attack one of the most terrifying, and it is not only because of the arrival of the left-arm seamer; the return of Kyle Jamieson, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, and Tim Southee makes New Zealand's pace attack formidable.

"I'm excited to hear some commentary from you (Smithy) that isn't including 'the barest of margins' and pushing for this trophy just a little bit harder," added Boult, who featured in Mumbai Indians New York's title success in Major League Cricket's debut season. Boult concluded the season with 22 wickets in eight games.