IND vs NZ LIVE: Trent Boult declares, ‘will do Shaheen Afridi’s to Indian team’, Follow IND vs NZ Live Updates

IND vs NZ LIVE: Trent Boult declares, 'will do Shaheen Afridi’s to Indian team', Follow IND vs NZ Live Updates
IND vs NZ LIVE: Trent Boult declares, 'will do Shaheen Afridi’s to Indian team', Follow IND vs NZ Live Updates

IND vs NZ Live – Virat Kohli & Co face Trent Boult: The Shaheen Afridi episode with his swinging yorkers is still fresh in Virat Kohli & Co’s minds. Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli all will be subjected to test by another left-arm pacer & their nemesis in the past Trent Boult on Sunday. In The virtual quarterfinal between India vs New Zealand, the fortunes of Kohli’s team will be dependent on how well India’s top order plays Trent Boult and the Kiwi pacer has already sounded warning, “I will try to mirror Shaheen Afridi”. Follow T20 Wold Cup Live updates on InsideSport.in.

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Why Trent Boult pose a big test for India?

  • The Kiwi fast bowler may have struggled in the IPL 2021 Phase 2 in the UAE but India should BEWARE of his records.
  • His venomous swinging yorkers troubled India in the WTC Final and in New Zealand.
  • He was also lethal in the Test series in 2020.
  • Boult has scalped 71 wickets in 26 matches in all formats against India.
  • Out of the 71, 51 wickets have come against right-hand batsmen.

T20 World Cup: IND vs NZ Live: After Shaheen Afridi, Virat Kohli & Co face another nemesis in Trent Boult

On Saturday at the pre-match press conference, he didn’t keep his intentions secret. Boult said he would take a page out of Shaheen Afridi’s book and will look to mirror the feat.

“I suppose it depends on when I get the ball, I am not sure what the plan is with what overs certain bowlers are bowling. The way Shaheen bowled against India was amazing, but yeah India has quality batters, early wickets are the focus for us but we need to be nice and accurate of where we are trying to put the ball. Hopefully, it swings around a little bit and I can mirror what Shaheen did the other night,” said Boult while replying to an ANI query during a virtual pre-match press conference,” Trent Boult said.

“When it comes to ICC events, playing India is always very exciting. When we play India, we want to showcase out best and we have done so with the right spirit over the years. We are excited and are ready to upset India once again,” he added.

Indian batters will face Trent Boult after being blown away by another left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi, who scalped both openers in his first two overs. While skipper Virat Kohli held the fort with a valiant half-century, he too fell victim to the Pakistani left-arm pacer.

Interestingly, in the 24 deliveries of Afridi, there were 13 dot balls. Thus, it indicates, 21-year-old was not easy to handle for India.

Even though Trent Boult struggled in IPL 2021 Phase 2 with just five wickets in seven matches for Mumbai Indians, he had an impeccable record in IPL 2020 returning with 25 wickets in 15 matches, leading MI to their 5th title.

He returned with 1/29 against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup in the last match but his record against India will keep him in good stead.

Also read: T20 World Cup: IND vs NZ: 3 reasons why India-NZ match will be a virtual quarterfinal of the World Cup

 

IND vs NZ Live, T20 World Cup: Trent Boult vs India

Format Innings Wickets Econ Avg BBI 4s 6s Dot%
Tests 19 41 3.16 28 4/28 152 5 76
ODIs 13 24 4.7 24.6 5/21 63 6 62.4
T20Is 3 6 9.6 16 4/34 13 3 38.3

 

Boult Gets Lethal vs India: Boult becomes more lethal against India, especially in White-Ball match-ups. His bowling averages improves, both in ODI’s and T20’s vs India, sample this –

Trent Boult in T20’s

  • Overall 35 M / 47 W / @ 23.47
  • vs India 3 M / 6 W / @ 16.0

Trent Boult in ODI’s

  • Overall – 93 M / 169 W / 25.21
  • vs India – 13 M / 23 W / 24.6

T20 World Cup: IND vs NZ Live: After Shaheen Afridi, Virat Kohli & Co face another nemesis in Trent Boult

IND vs NZ Live, T20 World Cup: Why Trent Boult could be India’s nemesis?

  • Trent Boult has scalped 71 wickets in 35 matches in all formats combined.
  • Amongst the 71, 51 has come against India’s right-handers.
  • Against Trent Boult, India’s dot ball percentage in T20Is is at a staggering 38.3%, in ODIs that goes up to 62.4, showing India’s struggle against Boult’s speed.
  • Trent Boult may not have Shaheen Afridi’s height but his perfect yorkers and death-overs bowling should be a cause for concern.
  • Against India’s Top 3 (Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli), Trent Boult has a great record, dismissing them 15 times across all formats.
  • Trent Boult vs India’s Top 3: Rohit Sharma: 8 times, Virat Kohli: 6 times, KL Rahul: 1
  • India’s batsmen including Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma have struggled against left-arm pacers.
  • Amongst them, Rohit Sharma has fallen victim to left-arm pacers the most — 14 times. He is followed by Suryakumar Yadav (T20s) and Virat Kohli at 10 times.

Also read: IND vs PAK LIVE Score: Big danger-man Shaheen Afridi fulfils his promise, scalps Big 3 – Rohit Sharma Virat Kohli & KL Rahul

T20 World Cup: IND vs NZ Live: After Shaheen Afridi, Virat Kohli & Co face another nemesis in Trent Boult

Indian batsmen against left-arm pacers in T20Is

Name Innings Runs Outs Avg SR HS 50/100 4s 6s Dot %
Virat Kohli 46 330 10 36.7 124.0 37 0 35 6 33.5
Rohit Sharma 42 354 14 27.2 137.7 49 0 32 16 40.5
KL Rahul 22 135 3 67.5 106 16 0 13 2 41.7
Suryakumar Yadav 43 255 10 25.5 142 17 0 32 8 39.4
Ishan Kishan 20 192 7 27.4 152 49 0 18 11 42.1
Rishabh Pant 12 45 2 22.5 113 9 0 5 0 37.5
Hardik Pandya 10 78 1 78 181 22 0 5 5 32.6

 

T20 World Cup: IND vs NZ Live: After Shaheen Afridi, Virat Kohli & Co face another nemesis in Trent Boult