New Zealand cricketer Trent Boult is already focusing on subsequent month’s Test sequence in opposition to the West Indies however he’s greater than able to play the Twenty20 matches that begin a day after he is because of be launched from a biosecure facility in Christchurch.
Boult solely arrived again in New Zealand on Thursday alongside a number of team-mates and West Indies gamers who had been on the Indian Premier League event within the United Arab Emirates and positioned in necessary 14-day isolation.
All of the gamers might be examined for the novel coronavirus at the very least thrice earlier than they’re scheduled to be launched on November 26, in the future earlier than the opening Twenty20 match in Auckland.
“I don’t even know what time we get out,” the left-arm fast informed reporters on a convention name 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. 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.”
The coronavirus pandemic compelled the cancellation of New Zealand’s abroad excursions this yr and Boult acknowledged it had been arduous for him to not play any cricket in any respect for 5 months earlier than he went to the IPL.
Describing himself as somebody who “can’t sit still,” he was itching to start coaching once more at New Zealand Cricket’s excessive efficiency centre early subsequent week, pending a unfavourable outcome from his first COVID-19 check.
Despite a congested enjoying schedule throughout the IPL, the place he helped the Mumbai Indians to its fifth title, Boult felt he nonetheless had some conditioning work to do forward of the Test sequence.
“While the workloads probably aren’t quite there for Test match cricket, I definitely feel better off having tasted some cricket,” he stated.
“I just need to progress it as quickly as I can.”