Otago Daily Times

Break for Boult needed

- Sports · Cricket · Trent Boult · West Indies · West Indian cricket team · New Zealand · Christchurch · United Arab Emirates · Kane Williamson · Indian Premier League

Cricket: Pace spear­head Trent Boult needed a break to catch up with his fam­ily and get ready for the test se­ries against West Indies rather than play the three twenty20 matches that start next Fri­day, for­mer New Zealand quick Shane Bond says.

Bond and Boult are in man­aged iso­la­tion in Christchur­ch af­ter re­turn­ing to New Zealand last week from the IPL in the United Arab Emi­rates. Boult and cap­tain Kane Wil­liamson were both left out of the New Zealand T20 squad to con­cen­trate on the tests that start on De­cem­ber 3.

‘‘To fly out of here and go straight into games with­out see­ing his fam­ily would have been a mas­sive mis­take,’’ Bond said yes­ter­day. — AAP

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