New Zealand pace bowler Trent Boult revealed that Kane Williamson’s loss in the second Test against England was a big factor and said that the latter was quite distraught after missing out on the game.
The match was crucial as the Kiwis needed a win or draw to stay alive in the series. However, England chased down 299 in the 4th innings in incredible fashion, going at nearly 6 rpo in the innings.
Williamson couldn’t take part in the game as he returned a positive result for covid ahead of the Test and had to be in isolation.
“He (Williamson) is a big player for us. His record speaks for itself. He’s always hungry to get in the nets. He was disappointed to have to sit out the last game. It was a big game for us. He’s hungry to get out there to lead the side and desperate to get some runs,” Boult was quoted as saying.
“Hopefully, we can let the bat do the talking” – Trent Boult
Boult had a five-wicket haul in the high-scoring second Test at Trent Bridge but his efforts went in vain. Ahead of the final game of the tour, New Zealand will be keen to go out on a high.
“It looks like another good wicket, so we’ll see what happens. I know the boys are looking forward to the challenge. There have been some good chats going on off the ground. Hopefully, we can let the bat do the talking and we’ll go from there,” he added.
The third and final Test will commence on June 23 at Headingley, Leeds.