Top 10 Cool Facts About Trent Boult

Trent Alexander Boult is a renowned New Zealand international cricketer. As rated by Richard Hadlee, Trent is one-half of the new-ball pair in the history of New Zealand. He plays for the northern districts of New Zealand domestically. This left-arm fast-medium bowler made his debut in 2011 for New Zealand. 

Trent Boult is a bowler who is considered a threat to batsmen across the globe. Trent was the one who took a joint wicket at the Cricket World Cup, in 2015. He was also declared to be the third bowler who took a hat trick in ODIs. Furthermore, he secured the position of being the first bowler who picked a hat trick in the Cricket World Cup. 

10 Interesting Things about Trent Boult

Here are some of the astonishing facts about Trent Alexander Boult that will amaze you:

  • Trent was part of the Golden Batch

Trent was one of the Golden Batch of the young cricketers who took part in the 2008 Under-19 World Cup. This impressive batch includes many other future international cricketers Steven Smith, Umar Akmal, Rubel Hossain, Virat Kohli, Darren Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, and many other popular players. 

  • Made his test debut in the 2011-2012 season

Trent made his notable debut in the second test in the 2011-2012 season against Australia at Hobart. The winner's trophy was bagged by New Zealand. After 1985, it was the first test win of New Zealand in Australia. Further, since 1993,  this was the first time New Zealand won over Australia. Trent took four wickets and made 21 runs in partnership with Chris Martin. 

  • Trent is a supreme catcher

Trent's potential as a catcher also deserves mention. He is one of the best catchers along with Kane Williamson. Both these players one-up each other. In case one of them hangs to a blinder, the latter will ensure to take the catch. 

  • Got selected for the one-day series against Australia

Trent was chosen for the New Zealand Squad to play against Australia in the one-day series. He was 19 at that time. During this tour, he was regarded as the fastest bowler with a highest speed of 143.3 km/hr. 

  • Dissimilar brothers

Trent Boult is Jono Boult’s younger brother. Jono is a spinning all-rounder. Interestingly, Jono is a left-handed batsman and right-arm bowler. Trent is a left-handed bowler and right-handed batsman. 

  • Became a World Cup star

In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, besides Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult became the joint-highest wicket-taker. Even in World Cup, 2019, the bowler became the second-highest wicket-taker with 17 scalps for the Kiwis. He had a higher bowling average of 16.86. 

  • Lethal partnership with Tim Southee

Trent Boult and Tim Southee are lately regarded as the successful new ball partners in the realm of cricket. Both of them have different skill sets and that is enough to be functional on any surface. Tim falls back on the bounce and reverse swing, while Trent falls back on the conventional swing.

  • Holds fourth rank on the All-time List

Trent Boult out of all the bowlers in New Zealand who have made a minimum of 100 test wickets secures the fourth position on the all-time list both in terms of strike rate and average. For nearly a decade, Trent can be regarded as the best bowler New Zealand has ever produced. 

  • Superb fielder

One cannot deny Trent’s ability as a fielder. In the Kiwi team, he became the best fielder along with Guptill and Williamson. 

  • Productive entry in IPL

Trent Boult owing to his popularity and performances could fetch a notable bid in the player auction and was selected by the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for a whopping $600,000. Later in 2017, he was selected by Kolkata Knight Riders. 

Trent Boult is indeed one of the finest pace bowlers in the world. He is a notable athlete on the field. 

What is the net worth of Trent Boult?
As of 2023, the net worth of Trent Boult is $5 million. 
Where was Trent Boult born?
Trent Boult was born on 22nd July 1989 in the Bay of Plenty region in the North Island of New Zealand.
Is Trent Boult married?
Yes, Trent Boult is married to Gert Smith.