Trent Boult says he loves Test cricket more than the other two formats

Published - 21 Mar 2018, 06:02 PM

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HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 10: Trent Boult of New Zealand bowls during day two of the Second Test Match between New Zealand and the West Indies at Seddon Park on December 10, 2017 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

T20 cricket has gripped the entire cricket fraternity and has taken the world by a storm. With millions and billions of money invested in the various leagues, franchise owners and cricket boards have generated huge interest amongst the fans.

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More and more T20 leagues have come into the reckoning over the years. Image Courtesy: Twitter

Much of credit should be given to IPL which started in 2008 and has been a revolution in cricket. Cricket has changed in the past ten years, and the credit should be given to IPL and other T20 leagues around the world.

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Test cricket has lost his sheen. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

Also, the popularity of T20 cricket has raised a huge question over the future of the longest format of the game, Test cricket.

Also, various players have opted to pursue their cricketing careers in the T20 format while very less are in support of red ball cricket.

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New Zealand and England will play the first day/night Test in New Zealand. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

However, one of the most lethal left-arm fast bowler in the current era, Trent Boult has raised his support for five-day cricket. He also said that he loves Test cricket more than the other two formats.

Boult has 200 Test wickets in 52 matches and is eagerly waiting for the first day-night Test match to be played in New Zealand from Thursday at the Eden Park.

Boult said:

“To be honest this is the part of the season I’ve looked forward to most. I love test cricket. Can’t wait. “

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Trent Boult has expressed his love for Test cricket. Image Courtesy: Twitter

Moreover, the Test series against England will see two of the most effective fast bowling pair take centre stage with Anderson and Broad head-to-head against Tim Southee and Trent Boult.

Boult said that they have the experience to perform well in the series.

”I’m not going to sit here and say we’re looking to out-bowl either of those guys, but it is a big part of our season. Tim and I have played enough cricket together to know what is needed to make us bowl well. It’s something Tim and myself have been looking forward to.’

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