T20 World Cup 2024
T20 World Cup 2024

T20 World Cup 2024: Trent Boult announces his retirement from T20 World Cup, says this season will be last: In a heartfelt announcement that has impacted cricket fans around the world, New Zealand’s renowned fast bowler, Trent Boult, has confirmed that the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will be his final appearance in the tournament. After a stunning win over Uganda, the veteran Blackcaps bowler shared his decision, which signals the end of a glorious T20 World Cup career.

The announcement Against Uganda

After delivering an impressive spell of 4-1-7-2 in New Zealand’s decisive win against Uganda, Boult faced the media to make his important announcement. “Speaking on my behalf, this will be my last T20 World Cup,” Boult declared. “So yeah, that’s all I have to say.” Despite the win, the reality of New Zealand’s early exit from the tournament set in. Early losses to Afghanistan and West Indies had already sealed their fate, halting any further progress.

Reflections on Trent Boult’s Journey

The 34-year-old Boult has been a key figure in the history of the T20 World Cup, bagging 32 wickets in 17 matches, making him the tenth-highest wicket-taker in the tournament. His ability to swing the ball and his consistent performances have made him a standout on the international stage. His decision to retire from the T20 World Cup marks the end of an era for New Zealand cricket.

Trent Boult’s Final match

New Zealand’s final match at the 2024 T20 World Cup will be against Papua New Guinea in Trinidad, which could be Boult’s last match in the tournament.

Reflecting on the team’s performance and his exit, Boult expressed his disappointment. “We are disappointed not to have qualified,” he said. “We have lost in the tournament before and yes, we haven’t qualified for good reasons, so it’s unfortunate, but that’s the way T20 cricket works.”

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Trent Boult’s great partnership

One of the most memorable aspects of Boult’s career has been his partnership with Tim Southee. Together, they have formed one of the most formidable bowling pairs in cricket. Boult spoke fondly about their time together on and off the field. “I look back on it with very fond memories. We bowled a lot of overs together. I know the partnership very well, and obviously we’re very good friends on and off the field,” Boult recalled.

Looking Ahead

With Boult stepping down, New Zealand will face the challenge of filling a significant gap in their bowling attack. The transitional phase will be essential to getting ready for the T20 World Cup in 2026.

Tim Southee, now 35, may not be in the squad for much longer, and even though he remains in contention for 2026, the team must be prepared for an eventual change.

Final Thoughts

Trent Boult’s departure from the T20 World Cup is a poignant moment for New Zealand cricket and cricket fans globally. His contribution to the game is enormous and his legacy will be remembered for many years to come. We honor his remarkable career and the memories he brought forth as fans.

As Boult prepares to take his final bowl on the T20 World Cup stage, we look back with gratitude and forward with curiosity, wondering what the future holds for this cricket legend.

Trent Boult Batting Career

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Trent Boult’s Bowling Career

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Source: ICC