Boult bags big in NZ Cricket awards

6 April, 2018 12:00 AM printer

New Zealand seamer Trent Boult has taken out the two major honours tonight at the New Zealand Cricket awards, reports Nzherald.

Boult was named as the Test player of the year as well as claiming the supreme award, the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for player of the year. It was Boult’s first time winning both awards, being recognised for his superb form throughout the 2017-2018 New Zealand cricket season.

The 28-year-old took 77 wickets across all formats, including 25 scalps at 20.9 in the test arena. His prolific production saw him become the sixth New Zealander to take 200 test wickets, and was the sixth fastest from any country to bring up 100 ODI wickets.

Boult was also named in the ICC Men’s ODI Team of 2017, but was pipped for the New Zealand ODI player of the year by Ross Taylor.