'Hope we can create a big upset,' Trent Boult on semi-final clash vs England

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'Hope we can create a big upset,' Trent Boult on semi-final clash vs England

The New Zealand fast bowler has picked up 11 wickets at 10.45 and an economy rate of under six in the T20 World Cup so far

New Zealand have been in fine form in the T20 World Cup 2021 so far, having won four out of their five matches in the Super 12 stage to set up a semi-final clash against England on Wednesday (November 10) in Abu Dhabi.

Blackcaps fast bowler Trent Boult hopes that he can cause a 'big upset' against England in the semis. England and New Zealand last clashed in the 2019 50-over World Cup, which England won in a Super Over. "(England are) Full of match winners. They are a very well-balanced team and playing are some good white-ball cricket at the moment," Boult said in 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 am sure there is a lot of people back home watching this with interest," he added. 

Talking about carrying the momentum or starting again in the knockout stage, Boult who is the leading wicket-taker for New Zealand in the T20 World so far said, "For me, it is starting again. We are against some classy opposition coming to the business end of the tournament."

The left-arm pacer feels the Black Caps have done well to read and adapt to the wickets quickly. "And what has worked really with us currently is that guys worked together, try to be as accurate as they possibly can and they tried to I suppose read the wicket as quickly as can. Pushing forward that's gonna be a big couple of things check for us."

Talking about bowling in T20 cricket, Boult said clarity is vital. Boult also praised Adam Milne, who was drafted into the squad after Lockie Ferguson was ruled out of the showpiece owing to a calf tear.

"Disappointed to lose Lockie so early in the tournament but Adam has fit in seamlessly and been able to apply that pressure and adapt to the similar role."

(With inputs from PTI)

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