Trent Boult, 34, has been named to the 15-man squad to face England in his first 50-overs international in a year.
Trent Boult has been picked to the New Zealand ODI squad that will face England in September ahead of the World Cup. Boult, 34, has been included to the 15-man squad to face England. He was dropped by the Black Caps last year after rejecting down a central contract to play in Australia’s lucrative Big Bash League.
After signing a “casual playing agreement” with New Zealand Cricket earlier this year, Boult is back in the squad and on track to participate in the ODI World Cup in India in October.
New Zealand head coach Gary Stead stated it was “great to welcome Trent back into our ODI unit as he begins his preparation for the World Cup.”
Boult is one of the top ODI bowlers in the world, with 187 ODI wickets and 74 T20 wickets for his country.
Kyle Jamieson, who has 72 wickets in 16 Tests, also returns to the New Zealand white ball squad after a back injury.
Batter Tom Latham leads an experienced side that features Test skipper Tim Southee, who is ready to rekindle his bowling combination with Boult.
Between September 8 and 15, New Zealand will play four One-Day International (ODI) matches against England.
Stead believes England will be a good test for New Zealand before the ODI World Cup.
“England has been an impressive white ball side for quite some time, and we’re excited to be taking them on at home on the eve of the World Cup,” he continued.
Kane Williamson, who injured knee ligaments in April, will train with the New Zealand squad in England as part of his rehabilitation.
The Black Caps will also play three Twenty-20 matches against the UAE in Dubai from August 17 to 20, as well as four T20 matches against England from August 30 to September 5.
In addition, New Zealand will play a three-match One-Day International series in Bangladesh at the end of September.
New Zealand ODI squad to play England:
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Tom Latham (captain), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Will Young