New Zealand pace spearhead Trent Boult has not trained on day two of New Zealand’s camp in Mount Maunganui. Also Read - IPL 2020, MI vs RCB: Will Rohit Sharma Play in Abu Dhabi After Not Picked For Australia Tour? Sunil Gavaskar Answers
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Ross Taylor said he was hopeful the pacer would be fit to go on the third day of the camp, which is going on from July 19 to 24 at Bay Oval with cricketers from the national men’s and women’s teams based in the North Island. Also Read - IPL 2020 Points Table Latest Update After CSK vs MI, Match 41: Mumbai Indians Beat Chennai Super Kings to Reclaim Top Spot; Jasprit Bumrah Grabs 2nd Position in Purple Cap Tally
“I think he’s just tired from his eight overs bowling at us yesterday,” Taylor joked, adding, “Obviously, with what’s going around, you’ve got to be a bit smart around things like that. Hopefully he’s fine and raring to go tomorrow.”
New Zealand’s bowling coach Shane Jurgensen, who is part of the support staff present at the camp, said the men’s camp had been split in two to limit the number of players present.
“Geographically, with the way things are set out, we’ve got more (players training) on the North Island. We split this camp into two for that reason,” he said.
“For now it’s a temporary (tented) structure, we’ve got two nets. The bigger structure will come in next year.
“We want to make sure we maximise our time with the guys, give them every opportunity over three days, and then we have the second group coming in later in the week.”
Jurgensen, who was part of the camp in Lincoln for players from the South Island last week as well, added: “We’re trying to adjust to potential new rules, in my department, with the bowling.
“We’ve got to look after the ball in a different way now, we’ve got to come up with some new deliveries. So this week’s been a good starting point.”
(With agency inputs)