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Boult to skip England series to focus on peak clash against India

New Zealand already have arrived in England to play a two-match Test series. The first match against England is scheduled to be held on June 2 at the Lord’s while the second game will go all guns blazing on June 10.

The Kiwis get a perfect opportunity to get accustomed to the conditions in England ahead of the ICC World Test Championship final against India on June 18 at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

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Meanwhile, Kiwi left-arm pacer Trent Boult will most likely warm the bench in both the Tests against England. The speedster will be rested as he aims to remain in good shape for the inaugural edition of the ICC WTC final.

It is to be noted that Boult will leave for England to team up with his colleagues later this week. New Zealand head coach Gary Stead confirmed the news on Monday. Stead had opened up Trent Boult experienced some training routines back home.

He also further added that team doesn’t want to push him out too soon now and they would rather see him spice it up in the WTC final. The left-arm pacer has played 9 games against Team India where he bagged as many as 36 wickets to his name at an impressive bowling average of 29.53.

“I don’t think you’ll see Trent in the two test matches here. He arrives on Friday and our planning and what we’re looking at doing with Trent is having him ready for the World Test Championship final.

He’s been home and he has had a week of bowling over there, which has been great, after the fair amount of isolation time at the end of the IPL, but our view with Trent right now is it’s unlikely that he will play the test in Edgbaston, and he’s more likely to be just available for the one-off test,” Stead told reporters after Kiwis’ training session on Monday.

While most of Black Caps’ Test cricketers were isolated in the Maldives right after BCCI postponed the IPL 2021 indefinitely, Boult jetted off to home. He had previously pulled out of the first Test match against England at Lord’s in order to be with his family after months of isolation in India.

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