New Zealand speedster Trent Boult on Monday gave the training session a miss on the second day of the camp at Bay Oval.
Boult was not feeling well and stayed away as a precaution. Senior Kiwi cricketer Ross Taylor stated that he is hopeful that the pacer would be fit to attend the third day of the camp scheduled to end on 24 July.
“I think he’s just tired from his eight overs bowling at us yesterday. Obviously, with what’s going around, you’ve got to be a bit smart around things like that. Hopefully, he’s fine and raring to go tomorrow,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Taylor as saying.
Notably, New Zealand Cricket is currently having a camp for cricketer from the national men’s and women’s teams based in North Island.
Earlier, New Zealand was declared coronavirus free and mostly all restrictions imposed to combat the virus were lifted in the country. There were reports that the country has offered to host the blockbuster Indian Premier League but there has not been any confirmation on the same.
New Zealand Women’s Team Resumes Training:
The players of the New Zealand women’s cricket team have returned to action for their first training camp in Lincoln on Monday after the coronavirus pandemic put the game to halt in March this year.
The official Twitter handle of the White Ferns posted two pictures from New Zealand’s first post-lockdown camp which is currently underway.
The White Ferns revealed that the players from the Wellington cricket team, Canterbury Cricket and Otago cricket team have attended the first camp, while the players from Auckland Cricket, Northern Districts cricket team and Central Districts cricket team will return to camp next week at Bay Oval.
Recently, all-rounder, Sophie Devine was appointed as the new captain of the New Zealand women’s cricket team on a full-time basis, while Amy Satterthwaite was named as her deputy.
Devine will take up the role of the full-time skipper of the New Zealand women’s team with this split-squad training camps, beginning in Lincoln next week.
The duo’s appointment came as the White Ferns look to prepare themselves for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2021 in New Zealand early next year.