As per reports, Trent Boult is all set to miss out on New Zealand’s first Test against England at Lords on the 2nd of June. The pacer is a part of the Rajasthan team in the ongoing Indian T20 League 2022. The Sanju Samson-led side have made it to the final of the season, and Boult is expected to remain and play the game on the 29th of May. According to a report by Stuff NZ, if he stays, then he will most likely not be able to make it to the Test match in time.
Meanwhile, his Rajasthan and New Zealand teammate Daryl Mitchel has already left the team bio-bubble to join the Black Caps. The team will have to make adjustments to their bowling line-up without the country’s fourth-highest wicket-taker.
Sanju Samson’s squad defeated Bangalore by seven wickets on Friday to go to the final. This will be their first appearance in the final since their inaugural season win in 2008. They will play against Gujarat at the Narendra Modi Stadium on the 29th of May.
As for the Kiwi pacer, he had a great start to the 15th season of the tournament, but fizzled out for a few games in between. In 15 games this season, he has taken 15 wickets at an economy rate of 8.24. In the final game of this edition, he would want to get better results as the team will have better expectations from him.
During the Qualifier 2 encounter between Rajasthan and Bangalore, the former won convincingly. Initially, the bowlers played well in limiting Bangalore to a modest 157. Rajat Patidar was Bangalore’s lone performer, scoring an outstanding half-century. Obed McCoy and Prasidh Krishna, on the other hand, bowled well at the death to keep the game in hand. Both players took three wickets.
Bangalore’s bowlers weren’t really at their best in the second innings. They allowed the opposition batters to settle in. Jos Buttler scored his fourth half-century of the season with an impressive effort. He scored 106 runs in 60 balls to help his team convincingly win the match.