New Zealand pacer Trent Boult is back home after a winning Indian Premier League 2020 campaign with Mumbai Indians but his availability for the first T20I against the West Indies on November 27 is not certain.
Boult is ‘targeting the Test matches’ vs West Indies in December but is not sure whether his first match back home would be in the 3-match T20 series.
“I don’t even know what time we get out,” Boult said while speaking to the reporters on a conference call on Friday.
“I know that we finish up here the day before it (the T20 series) starts. I’m probably just targeting the Test matches as usual,” Boult added.
New Zealand will return to the international stage after a long hiatus forced due to the coronavirus pandemic when they take on West Indies on home soil. The T20I series is starting at Eden Park with the next two matches to be played at Boult’s home ground, Mount Manganui’s Bay Oval, and two Tests in Hamilton and Wellington.
“I’ve got to make sure that I’m ready for them. If I’m involved in the T20s earlier as well then that will be exciting too.”
The respective Kiwi and West Indian contingents from the IPL arrived in New Zealand on Thursday and took a charter flight from Auckland to Christchurch on Friday to start their managed isolation in separate bubbles.