The New Zealand staff arrived in Southampton on Tuesday for the inaugural World Test Championship last, beginning June 18 on the Ageas Bowl.
New Zealand beat hosts England by eight wickets in the second Test to take the series 1-0. Tom Latham led the aspect in the absence of Kane Williamson, who’s now obtainable for the WTC last.
“I don’t think it counts for much. Good preparation, and good for everyone to have a hitout and get some time under their belt,” mentioned Boult who himself made a return to aggressive cricket with match figures of 6-119 in the second Test.
Boult had missed the primary Test as he joined the squad late in England.
New Zealand clear Williamson, Watling for WTC last in opposition to India
“Just really looking forward to this week, can’t wait, and hopefully we can continue on our good form,” Bolt added.
The 31-12 months-outdated, who has performed 73 Test for New Zealand, mentioned he expects a bit of banter between the rival gamers since they’re all accustomed to one another as a result of Indian Premier League.
Boult performs for the IPL defending champions Mumbai Indians.
“It’s a little bit different, (we’ve seen) a few IPL players and guys we’re familiar with from certain teams. I haven’t seen any of my fellow Mumbai Indians yet and I’m sure there will be a bit of banter and a few smiles shared.
“Obviously with social distancing everyone seems to be preserving their distance and it is one of these distinctive conditions,” he mentioned.