Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson (Image Credits: Twitter)

The New Zealand Cricket Board announced the squads up to the Indian tour in November with the big guns Kane, Williamson, Kyle Jamieson, and Trent Boult allowed to play the remaining of IPL 2021. This will be a huge boost to the franchises as there was a lot of dilemma over the availability of the New Zealand players.

The likes of Kane Williamson, Kyle Jamieson, and Trent Boult have played an important for their franchises and it is very important that they were available for selection. Already, the Bangladesh players Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan have been allowed by their boards to take part in the remaining IPL 2021. The tournament is set to resume on September 19 with CSK taking on the Mumbai Indians in their second encounter.

Trent Boult
Trent Boult, James Neesham [Image-Getty]

“We’ve Always Tried To Be Realistic About The IPL” – David White

New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White has said they have taken a sensible approach towards allowing their players for the IPL. He stated that the particular situation is peculiar and might not happen again to worry about. He was convinced enough to send the big players to the IPL despite the T20 Worldcup coming up.

“It’s a pragmatic approach. We’ve always tried to be realistic about the IPL and this particular issue is very much a one-off, caused by a unique set of circumstances,” New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive David White said in a statement

New Zealand
New Zealand Cricket Chief David White. (Credits: Twitter)

Tom Latham To Captain In Bangladesh and Pakistan

Tom Latham has been announced to lead the side for the limited-overs series against Bangladesh and Pakistan ahead of the T20 Worldcup. The New Zealand cricket board also confirmed that the coach Gary Stead will continue in the coaching role for the T20 Worldcup until the test tour of India. The Kiwis have also announced a 15 member squad for the T20 Worldcup excluding the veteran Ross Taylor and all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme.

“Tom Latham will captain the side in Bangladesh and Pakistan, and the usual combination of skipper Kane Williamson and coach Gary Stead will resume duties for the T20 World Cup and the Test tour to India,” New Zealand Cricket Board confirmed

Tom Latham
Tom Latham. Image- NZ Cricket

New Zealand will play a five T20I series against Bangladesh followed by a three-match ODI series against Pakistan and finally the five-match T20I series against Pakistan.