- The final of the World Test Championship will be played between India and New Zealand from June 18
- The first match of the Test series between England and New Zealand was a draw, the second match from Thursday
- New Zealand wants to rest their bowlers before the final of the World Test Championship
New Zealand will rest their leading bowlers in the second Test against England to keep their bowlers fresh for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India starting June 18.
New Zealand are already worried about the injury of their
Fast bowler Trent Boult will be available for the final match of the series and in such a situation, New Zealand can rest one of the other key bowlers Tim Southee, Neil Wagner and Kyle Jamieson. Two of these bowlers can also be rested.
“They (the bowlers) are all in good shape, but that doesn’t mean they will play in the next game,” New Zealand head coach Gary Stead said before the second match.
In the fast bowling department, Matt Henry, Doug Bracewell and Jacob Tuffy can get a chance.
“With the WTC final in mind, we want to make sure that our leading bowlers are fresh and ready to show their charisma with the first ball against India,” Stead said.
He said, ‘We have come here with a team of 20 players. Many of our players have experience in Test cricket. Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Doug Bracewell, Ajaz Patel are players who have played Tests in the past.
New Zealand will rest the bowlers (AP Photo)