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New Zealand left-arm seamer Trent Boult is ready for a busy summer ahead after having recovered from stress injury of the back during the tour of England in June.
Boult has not played any international cricket since then as he skipped New Zealand’s tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa.
“I can’t remember the last time that I had three months off from cricket, it has been nice to get away from the game and get my body right,” Boult told the Blackcaps website. “I am chomping at the bit to get back into it. The best part of being home was enjoying some golf and getting out for the occasional fishing day.”
New Zealand’s next assignment will be a three-Test tour of Australia, during which they will play the first day-night Test in history in Adelaide.
“It is exciting, and it’s going to be great to be part of history,” Boult said. “There are a lot of people already talking about it and the interest is only going to grow as we get closer to Adelaide.”
The inaugural day-night Test, which is scheduled to begin on November 27, will see a pink Kookaburra ball being used. While this is foreign territory for most of the players, Boult believes that preparation will be crucial.
“I have had two sessions with the pink ball, and it feels like a hockey ball or an indoor cricket ball coming out of the hand,” he said. “I was able to get it to swing a bit, but I haven’t bowled with it at night yet.”