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New Zealand players arrive in London for England series and WTC final against India | Cricket News – Times of India


LONDON: A majority of the New Zealand Test players arrived right here for the 2-match series against England and the World Test Championship final against India.
The players arrived right here on Sunday afternoon after flying from Auckland by way of Singapore and had been transferred to the Ageas Bowl in Southampton the place they are going to be based mostly for the primary two weeks of the tour.
The series-opening match will start on June 2 in London, whereas the second match is scheduled to start from June 10 in Birmingham.

The World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand will start at Southampton from June 18.
“The BLACKCAPS are adhering to strict health protocols including pre-departure vaccinations and Covid tests, along with receiving medical bags equipped with masks and hand sanitizer,” a New Zealand Cricket (NZC) press launch mentioned.
The first three days might be spent in resort room isolation, earlier than mini coaching teams of six may be established from days 4-6, pending damaging Covid take a look at outcomes.

A 3-day group intra-squad recreation is scheduled from May 26 to May 28 on the Ageas Bowl, the place six native bowlers who’ve remoted in advance will assist make up the perimeters.
Tim Southee, BJ Watling, Ross Taylor and Neil Wagner will depart Auckland on Monday afternoon to hitch the squad in Southampton.
The Maldives-based IPL contingent of captain Kane Williamson, Kyle Jamieson, Mitchell Santner, group physio Tommy Simsek and coach Chris Donaldson will arrive on Monday.

After a profitable County Championship stint with Durham, batsman Will Young will even hyperlink up with the group on Monday and bear isolation on the Ageas Bowl earlier than becoming a member of his teammates for coaching.
Trent Boult will end his managed isolation on Sunday and return to Mount Maunganui to see his household earlier than a plan is made round his departure to the UK, in response to NZC launch.



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