New Zealand’s Trent Boult injury doubt for second England Test
New Zealand seamer Trent Boult is no doubt for the second Test against England after missing the last afternoon of his side’s victory.
Even the left-armer, that bowled over a single on the evening of their Test, may undergo a scan to ascertain his fitness for those sides’ clash, which begins on Thursday at Hamilton, live on Sky Sports Cricket.
5-44 was taken by fellow seamer Neil Wagner in the lack of Boult as their opponents bowled out for 197 to triumph by an innings and 65 runs.
Asked about Boult’s prospects of playing from the next Test, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson stated:”At the point we are uncertain. A scan , He’s got and he’s sore right now.
Hopefully the scanning goes back clear but we’ll have to wait and watch.”
If Boult be ruled out, the home side are very most likely to turn to either Matt Henry – that acted as substitute fielder about the final day – or uncapped Lockie Ferguson included in the group for the first Test.
When New Zealand sealed victory, raising concerns he might have aggravated the cool issue that kept him out of their recent series against England williamson was also off the area.
The Kiwi skipper is confident of incorporating in the last and second Test.
“It’s just another niggle – it’s just a bit tender,” he added. “I think it needs to be okay. It is not exactly the exact same injury, but at a similar location.”
Watch the second Test between New Zealand and England live on Sky Sports Cricket (station 404) and Sky Sports Main Event (station 401) by 9.30pm on Thursday.