“Hard to take…”Trent Boult shares his view on black caps disappointing campaign

Trent Boult mentioned that being eliminated from the T20 World Cup 2024 was hard for New Zealand to accept. On June 15, the Kiwis played well and defeated Uganda by 9 wickets at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad. Despite their win, it didn’t matter because New Zealand was already out of the tournament.

Boult gave his best effort and took the wickets of Simon Ssesazi and Robinson Obuya, ending with stats of 4 overs, 1 maiden, 7 runs, and 2 wickets. Thanks to his performance, New Zealand dismissed their opponents for just 40 runs in 18.4 overs. After that, Devon Conway’s 22 not out helped the Kiwis reach the target with 88 balls remaining in their innings.

“Definitely not the beginning we hoped for in the competition. It was a tough loss to accept, but we had a task today and I believe the team performed well. It’s always an honor to play for our country and show our style. We take great pride in wearing our national emblem, and in T20 and international cricket, you have to play with pride. I’m excited for the next match and another chance to do well,” Boult mentioned during the press conference after the game.

Boult also discussed the memories he has made with Tim Southee while playing for New Zealand. Southee played really well against Uganda and won the Player of the Match award after taking three wickets in just four overs, giving away only four runs.

“Yes, I have very happy memories of our time together. We bowled many overs as a team. I know our partnership well, and he’s a good friend both on and off the field. It’s nice to look back and see some great swing bowling. As I said, there are many great memories, and hopefully, there will be more to come,” Boult said.

New Zealand’s last game in the league is against Papua New Guinea, led by Assad Vala, on Monday, June 17.

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