Kiwi pacer Trent Boult ended his T20 World Cup career with a mix of emotions as New Zealand secured a seven-wicket victory over Papua New Guinea in their final Group C match on Monday. Despite the win, the Black Caps did not advance to the Super 8s stage of the competition.

Boult, who has played 60 T20 internationals and taken 81 wickets, confirmed this would be his last T20 World Cup for New Zealand. While he expressed sadness about ending this chapter, he did not rule out continuing in other formats of white-ball cricket.

Kane Williamson Pay Tribute to Trent Boult

Kane Williamson, New Zealand’s captain, praised Boult’s contributions, saying, “After every tournament, there’s a time for reflection. With this being Trent’s last ICC tournament, it’s clear he’s been a significant figure in our team and the global game,” as reported by PTI.

“Seeing him leave is tough, but that’s the reality of a long career. Trent is always eager to improve, trains diligently, stays very fit, and knows exactly how he wants to play,” Williamson continued. “He has maintained high standards across all formats and has made a substantial impact, paving the way for new talent to emerge.”

Trent Boult Took 2 Wickets in His Last T20 World Cup Match

Boult capped off his T20 World Cup journey with an impressive performance, taking two wickets for just 14 runs. Over his T20I career, he has played 61 matches and claimed 83 wickets. In T20 World Cups, he has been particularly effective, taking 34 wickets at an average of 12.50 and maintaining an economy rate of under 6.00 in 18 matches.

Lockie Ferguson also delivered an exceptional performance, achieving a record-breaking three-wicket haul without conceding a run in his four overs.

New Zealand’s T20 World Cup campaign concluded with a 2-2 record. Critical losses to the West Indies and Afghanistan ultimately cost them a spot in the knockout stages.

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