Trent Boult can play in second test against England
By Sudev Haldar
on Tue Jun 08 2021
New Zealand bowler Trent Boult can play in the second test against England After the relaxation in quarantine
New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult can participate in the second Test of the ongoing Test series against England due to the new quarantine protocol in England. Boult, who returned to New Zealand after the postponement of IPL 14, was earlier expected to play only in the final of the World Test Championship against India.
Boult joined his team in England last weekend and managed to start training straight away with the relaxation of quarantine rules and now has time to practice in the second Test against England before facing India in the WTC final in Southampton. have a chance.
“Bolt has a chance,” New Zealand coach Gary Stead said after the first match of the ongoing Test series against England ended in a draw. Some things have changed. The British government has relaxed its quarantine conditions, so Trent Boult is out of quarantine three or four days earlier than we expected. According to the information we had at that time, our original plan was not to play Boult in the second Test, but now he may play the second Test three days before he comes out of quarantine. ”
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Notably, the New Zealand pacer looked impressive in the first Test against England, with Tim Southee performing at his best. In such a situation, now with Boult joining the team, team selection will be a headache for the New Zealand management before the Edgbaston Test.
“We haven’t made any concrete decisions on this yet and we will inform them 48 hours before we decide whether to play Trent in the second Test,” Stead said. Trent is more curious now than he was a week ago, and that’s because he’s here and part of this environment. Probably it is too early to make a decision on this