Fit-again Boult back in handy recall for New Zealand 1

Fit-again Boult back in handy recall for New Zealand


WELLINGTON: New Zealand pace spearhead Trent Boult has recovered from a broken hand to be included in the 13-player squad to face India in the two-test series, as selectors swung the axe following the dismal tour of Australia.

Opener Jeet Raval, spinning bowling all-round player Mitchell Santer and pacemaker Matt Henry played Black Caps in Australia 3- The 0 test series was discarded after cleaning.

Since visiting Sri Lanka in August last year, the left arm spinner Ajaz Patel has been recalled for his first test and pacemaker Kyle Jamieson from Auckland has been admitted to Inside to replace the injured Rock Ferguson.

Left arm Balt broke his right hand in a Boxing Day Christmas test against Australia in December, but is suitable for the first test that started Friday in Wellington’s Basin Reserve.

New Zealand coach Gary Stead said at a press conference on Monday: “It’s great that Trent is back with us and we look forward to bringing him the ball Vitality and experience, as well as his obvious career.”

Jamison won his place after a promising showing in two one-day international games against India.

The trusted Boult trio, Tim Southee and Neil Wagner may be the pacemaker unit in New Zealand, but Stead suggests that Jamieson is considering the opener of the series.

“Kyle will give us a leap from the traditionally good surface of Wellington, which is unique,” he said.

Victor-Batman Tom Blundell, who replaced the struggling Laval in the Australian Series, remains high after a heroic result of 121 in the Melbourne test.

Daryl Mitchell, the son of former New Zealand Rugby League player and coach John Mitchell, is a well-tested all-round player after his debut against England in November Offered as cover for injury.

“Darryl showed excellent punching power in Hamilton’s test debut against England, and of course he offered us excellent versatility, and he could play a different role,” Stander added.

New Zealand team:

Kane Williamson (Captain), Tom Brondel, Trent Ballt, Colin De Gramholm, Kyle Jemison, Tom Rathum, Darryl M. Chel, Henry Nichols, Adjaz Patel, Tim South, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling

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