New Zealand will rest their key bowlers in the second Test against England to keep their bowlers fresh for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India starting June 18.
Birmingham. New Zealand will rest their key bowlers in the second Test against England to keep their bowlers fresh for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India starting June 18. New Zealand are already worried about the injury of their captain Kane Williamson while spinner Mitchell Santner will also miss the second Test starting Thursday due to a finger injury. Williamson is troubled by an elbow injury.
Fast bowler Trent Boult will be available for the final match of the series and New Zealand may rest one of the other key bowlers Tim Southee, Neil Wagner and Kyle Jamieson. Two of these bowlers can also be rested. New Zealand head coach Gary Stead said before the second match, “They (the bowlers) are all in good shape, but that does not mean that they will play in the next match. In the fast bowling department, Matt Henry, Doug Bracewell and Jacob Tuffy can get a chance.
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Stead said, “With the WTC final in mind, we want to make sure that our leading bowlers are fresh and ready to show their charisma with the first ball against India.” “We have come here with a team of 20 players. Many of our players have experience in Test cricket. Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Doug Bracewell, Ajaz Patel are the players who have played Tests in the past.
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