New Zealand’s premier quick bowler Trent Boult is ready for a return to motion when the Test collection in opposition to India kicks off on February 21. Boult, who has been out of motion since breaking his hand within the Boxing Day Test in opposition to Australia and missed the restricted overs collection in opposition to India, has been named within the 13-man squad for the Test collection in opposition to India. Pacer Kyle Jamieson, who just lately made his ODI debut for the house aspect, may additionally play his maiden sport within the longest format for New Zealand after receiving a call-up.
“It’s terrific to have Trent back with us and we’re looking forward to the energy and experience he adds to the group alongside his obvious class with the ball in hand,” New Zealand coach John Stead mentioned in a press launch.
Stead additionally mentioned that Jamieson, who impressed within the ODI collection, provided the number of the additional bounce he may extract due to his top.
“Kyle will offer us a point of difference with the bounce he could extract on what is traditionally a good surface in Wellington,” he mentioned of the lanky pacer.
New Zealand additionally recalled spinner Ajaz Patel, who replaces leg-spinner Todd Astle from the squad that performed in Australia.
“We’re excited to welcome back Ajaz who has done a great job for us overseas and has a proven domestic record in New Zealand conditions,” Stead mentioned.
New Zealand additionally named Darryl Mitchell of their squad as an all-rounder cowl. Tom Blundell, who scored a valiant 121 in his final Test, is ready to open the batting alongside Tom Latham.
The New Zealand squad will arrive in Wellington on Tuesday, the discharge added.
The first match of the collection might be performed on the Basin Reserve in Wellington beginning Friday.
New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling