Trent Boult will not play in Test series against England, will take part in WTC Final against India
New Zealand pacer Trent Boult will arrive in England on Friday but will be available for the World Test Championship final against India from June 18. He will miss the two-match Test series against England.
New Zealand pacer Trent Boult will arrive in England on Friday but will be available for the World Test Championship final against India from June 18. Bolt, a left-arm fast bowler after the first Test against England starting on Wednesday, will not be able to play the second Test against Joe Root’s team at Edgbaston from 10 June. New Zealand coach Gary Stead gave this information while talking to the media before the start of the Test series.
Stead said, ‘I don’t think you will see Trent Boult here in two Test matches. He is going to be here on Friday and our plan and Trent play the World Test Championship final. Representing Mumbai Indians in the postponed Indian Premier League 2021 (IPL 2021), the Bolt family left for New Zealand directly from India to spend time with them. Kane Williamson, Kyle Jamieson and Mitchell Santner left for England.
The 31-year-old fast bowler had to spend two weeks in quarantine on his return to New Zealand and came out of it on 23 May. Since then he has been living at home in Mount Maunganui and training at Bay Oval. Stead further said, ‘After coming out of isolation he is at home and there is a week of bowling, which has been very good, but we think Trent will not be able to play a Test match at Edgbaston and he has only one Test match. more likely to be available.
Boult has played four Tests in England and has taken a total of 21 wickets including two five-wicket hauls. In all, he has played 10 Tests against England and has taken 48 wickets including four five-wicket hauls. The Kiwis will take on the field in the two Tests against England along with Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson along with left-hander Neil Wagner.