New Zealand’s Trent Boult is injury doubt for second Test against England
New Zealand seamer Trent Boult is no doubt for the second Test against England after missing the last afternoon of his side’s victory at Mount Maunganui with a rib injury.
Even the left-armer, that bowled a single over on the last day of their first Test, will undergo a scan to find out his fitness for the sides’ next battle, which starts on Thursday, live on Sky Sports Cricket.
Fellow seamer Neil Wagner took 5-44 at the absence of Boult as their opponents bowled out to triumph.
Asked about Boult’s prospects of playing at the next Test, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson stated:”At this point we are not sure.
“He’s a scan and he is sore at the moment. Hopefully the scanning comes back clear but we’ll have to wait and watch.”
Should Boult be ruled out, the side are very likely to turn to Matt Henry – that acted as substitute fielder – or uncapped Lockie Ferguson contained in the squad to the Test.
When New Zealand sealed victory, raising concerns he might have aggravated the cool problem that kept him from the T20I series against England, williamson was off the area.
However, the skipper is convinced of incorporating at the next and final Test, adding:”It’s another niggle – it is just a bit sore.