New Zealand’s star pacer Trent Boult possibly misses the first T20I against the West Indies starting November 27. Blackcaps captain Kane Williamson, Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner, Jimmy Neesham, Tim Seifert, and Boult have returned from the UAE after the conclusion of cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL 2020).
On returning to New Zealand, all of them are to be in isolation for 14 days and Boult is unsure about his presence in the first T20I against West Indies.
“It’s my favourite format and I want to make sure I can ramp up towards them,” stuff.co.nz quoted Boult as saying.
“If I can be involved in the T20s, then that’s exciting, too. But we finish up here a day before that starts, so I’m not too sure,” he added.
Meanwhile, West Indies players are all set to travel to Queenstown after they tested negative for the COVID-19 in their third and final test.
West Indies will play two three-day matches against New Zealand A at Queenstown before the commencement of their international fixtures.
Moreover, the Windies players who were part of the Indian Premier League have also arrived in New Zealand on Thursday and will now complete their mandatory quarantine.
West Indies will play a series of 3 T20I matches and 2 Tests against New Zealand starting from November 27, at Auckland.
The second and third T20 will be played at Bay Oval on November 29 and November 30. Meanwhile, First Test will commence from December 3 and the final test will be played from December 11.