Speedster Trent expects strong show from Kiwis against a well-balanced English side in today’s semi-final
New Zealand pacer Trent Boult. Pic/AFP
New Zealand pace spearhead Trent Boult is hopeful his team can cause a “big upset” against a well-balanced England in the first semi-final of the T20 World Cup here on Wednesday. England have been in sensational form in the ongoing tournament, registering dominant victories in the Super 12 stage before losing to South Africa in their final game.
On the other hand, New Zealand’s campaign started with a five-wicket loss to Pakistan before they gained momentum. The Black Caps are likely to be considered underdogs for the semi-final against a strong English side. “[England are] Full of match winners. They are a very well-balanced team and are playing some good white-ball cricket at the moment,” Boult said in a video posted by New Zealand Cricket.
“So let’s hope we can create a big upset. There has been a good history between both sides in white-ball cricket. So I am sure there are a lot of people back home watching this with interest,” he added. After the defeat to Pakistan, the Black Caps have put on a consistent show defeating India, Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia to book a place in the last four. Talking about carrying the momentum or starting again in the knockout stage, Boult said, “For me, it is starting again. We are against some classy opposition coming to the business end of the tournament.”
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