New Zealand cricket team is hoping that their two key players will be back in shape to play for their Test series with Australia.
New Zealand is putting its hopes up as they are awaiting news on Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme’s status for the team’s upcoming Test series with Australia. The duo needs to attain the desired fitness levels before being allowed to play in the said series.
Time is running short though, as the two players are yet to achieve full playing status. The Test series between New Zealand and Australia is set to begin on December 12 at the Perth Stadium.
The two cricketers took a serious injury in the team’s Test against England at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. They missed the second Test at the Seddon Park in Hamilton after that.
The Kiwis’ head coach Gary Stead remains optimistic towards the recovery progress of his two players. He believes that the two could be available for selection before their Test with Australia begins.
‘Both Colin and Trent are progressing well, which is encouraging for us. Colin could have kept bowling through the last Test so he’s probably just a little more advanced. But Trent actually rocked up really well today’, said Stead.
‘I don’t know if I’m really confident, but I’m quietly optimistic they’re tracking where we want them to be. But it’s a long way to go if we know they’re not going to play, so it’s likely we’d look at replacements’, he added.
New Zealand’s Day-Night Test series showdown with Australia will begin on December 12th at the Perth Stadium. No odds are available for the series so far, but make sure you check on Betwala’s page for the latest cricket odds.
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