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‘Sahi time pe wapsi’ - Fans react as Trent Boult gets included in 15-member ODI squad for England series

Here is how fans have reacted as Trent Boult gets selected in the 15-member squad for the upcoming ENG vs NZ ODI series

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New Zealand are set to travel to England for a four-match ODI series, starting on 8 September and for that, they announced a 15-member squad. But, what hit the headlines was that their ace pacer, Trent Boult got included in the squad. It left fans crazy and they shared their views on social media.

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It also gave a sign that Boult is in the plan for the Kiwis for the upcoming ODI World Cup. He last played an ODI in September 2022. In August 2022, he got released from his New Zealand central contract and after that, he has been busy playing franchise cricket in different 20-20 leagues. 

Trent Boult has played two ODI World Cups so far

Recently, he was in action for Mumbai Indians New York (MI NY) in the MLC 2023 and Boult was the highest wicket-taker of the tournament. He was instrumental for MI NY to win the tournament. The Kiwi pacer also played the IPL 2023 for Rajasthan Royals (RR). Regarding his addition to the squad, the New Zealand coach, Gary Stead opened up and shared his excitement.

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He said: "It's also great to welcome Trent back into our ODI unit as he begins his preparation towards the World Cup in India. It's always been our plan in talking with Trent, along with a whole lot of other people around what their plan looks like for each individual, and Trent and I have talked that this is the right build-up for him as we lead towards that World Cup. We're still trying to be adaptable and flexible to what those players' needs are and we certainly haven't closed the door on anyone and this is a good example of Trent coming back and being part of our squad as we build up to the pinnacle event."  

Trent Boult has played two ODI World Cups so far. In 2015, he was the joint-highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 22 wickets in nine games. In 2019, Boult picked up 17 wickets in 10 matches. In both the edition, the Kiwis finished as runners-up. However, before this ODI series, they will play a four-match T20I series also.

New Zealand ODI squad for England: Tom Latham (Capt), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Will Young.

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Here is how fans have reacted:

 

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