Fit-again Trent Boult itching to dismiss Virat Kohli in the upcoming Test series against India

Fit-again Trent Boult itching to dismiss Virat Kohli in the upcoming Test series against India

Boult last featured in the Boxing Day Test against Australia.

Trent Boult and Virat Kohli
Trent Boult and Virat Kohli. (Photo by Getty Images)

After having missed almost the entirety of the 2019-20 summer due to injury, fit-again New Zealand’s fast bowling spearhead Trent Boult is all set to make a comeback to competetive cricket. He will be featuring in the much awaited two-match Test series against India, starting at the Basin Reserve in Wellington from February 21st.

New Zealand sorely missed Boult’s services during the Test series in Australia where he didn’t play in two out of three Tests due to injury. But the 65-Test veteran is gearing to make his comeback and has got his set on one thing: getting Indian captain Virat Kohli out.

“That’s personally why I play the game, to get guys like that (Kohli) out and test myself against them, so I can’t wait to get stuck in. But he’s an exceptional player. Everyone knows how great he is,” Boult said as quoted by the Hindu.

Basin Reserve expected to assist fast bowlers on opening two days

The Basin Reserve track is expected to provide a lot of assistance to the fast bowlers, especially on the first two days, and Trent Boult could prove to be a handful. “I’m preparing for a solid wicket. It generally is very good here and goes the full distance (five days). I do enjoy playing here, the history that’s involved, and it’s going to be an exciting week building up. I can’t wait to get out there,” the left-arm pacer added.

Boult had to suffer the ignominy of watching from the sidelines as India and New Zealand competed in back-to-back white-ball series. While India routed the hosts 5-0 in the T20Is, the Kiwis duly returned the favor by hammering the Indians 0-3 in the ODIs. But Trent Boult is not fretting about what he has missed and is just focused on doing his thing when he comes back.

“I think it is what it is. I have just got to put the last six or so weeks behind me and just back myself to get out there and do my thing. I was pushing in off the long run. I think a couple of the clubbies from Taupo really enjoyed that. It was a good afternoon,” he concluded.