Trent Boult, New Zealand and Mumbai Indians fast bowler, has returned home following a triumphant IPL campaign in the United Arab Emirates but the champion fast bowlers availability for the 1st T20I vs the West Indies on November 27 is not certain.
New Zealand will kickstart their 2020/21 home summer with a three-match T20I series against the West Indies. The series opener will take place at Eden Park, Auckland on November 27 before the action moves to Mount Maunganui for the final two games.
The T20I series will be followed by two ICC Test Championship Tests in Hamilton and Wellington and Trent Boult, whose isolation finishes a day prior to the start of the T20I series, is targeting the long format to make his international cricket return after the coronavirus-induced hiatus.
“I don’t even know what time we get out,” Trent Boult told reporters on a conference call on Friday.
“I know that we finish up here the day before it (the T20 series) starts. I’m probably just targeting the Test matches as usual,” Boult added. I’ve got to make sure that I’m ready for them. If I’m involved in the T20s earlier as well then that will be exciting too.” he added.
‘I definitely feel better off having tasted some cricket’- Trent Boult
Boult, who was adjudged the ‘Player of the Final’ for his brilliant spell in the summit clash against the Capitals, along with the rest of the Kiwi and West Indian contingent arrived in New Zealand on Thursday post which they took a charter flight from Auckland to Christchurch to kickstart their quarantine in their respective bubbles.
”While the workloads probably aren’t quite there for test match cricket, I definitely feel better off having tasted some cricket. I just need to progress it as quickly as I can,” Trent Boult signed off.