The seamer will continue to be involved during MI Emirates’ International League T20 run, which ends on February 12.
Trent Boult will not be available for New Zealand’s Test series in February against England.
Boult rejected a central contract with New Zealand cricket last year and instead decided to pursue more opportunities on T20 franchise circuit. His commitments in the next two months seem to have ruled him out of the 2-Test tour.
Boult, who was in Australia for the Big Bash and played for Melbourne Stars, will now move to the UAE to take part in the International League T20.
The seamer will participate for the duration MI Emirates’ participation in the competition. The final is scheduled for February 12.
Trent Boult will not be participating in the Tests of New Zealand against England [Getty Images]
The first New Zealand Test against England will be held in Mount Maunganui on February 16.
Gary Stead, the Blackcaps’ head coaching, was asked about Boult’s availability Saturday. [January 7].
He said: “No, I wouldn’t have thought so. Trent and I had conversations and I believe his return from Dubai would be within a few days. [start of England Tests].
“I think about it from a workload perspective. That’s out of my picture.”
Boult is no more the holder of an NZC central agreement [Getty Images]
New Zealand’s seam bowling injury list is concerning at the moment. Adam Milne was ruled out of limited-overs against India and Pakistan with a side issue, while Matt Henry is also out due to an abdominal strain.
Kyle Jamieson remains sidelined for now, although he is expected return to Super Smash in New Zealand. Jamieson has been sidelined since June due to a back injury.
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