Along with captain Kane Williamson, fast bowler Kyle Jameson and Trent Boult, Mitchell Santner is also set to join the Test team and all these players are currently playing in the IPL.
New Delhi. New Zealand cricketers playing in IPL 2021, who will play for New Zealand in the World Test Championship against India in London in June, now want to stay in India and they will leave for England from here itself. New Zealand have to play a two-match Test series against England from June 2, after which they will play in the final of the World Test Championship against India from June 18.
Along with captain Kane Williamson, fast bowler Kyle Jameson and Trent Boult, Mitchell Santner is also set to join the Test team and all these players are currently playing in the IPL. New Zealand Cricket Association CEO Heath Mills said, ‘We have got players going to England for that Test series. They cannot come home very well, nor can they stay in Quarantine for two weeks and then go to England. So they are going to stay there till the round-robin finishes or the final series.
Mills said that he is in touch with his players, members and coaching staff present in India. There are currently 10 players from New Zealand and seven members of the coaching staff in the IPL. He said, ‘They are worried. But they are fine. So far no one has given any indication that they want to return home. Returning to New Zealand during this difficult time will be difficult. They are worried, but safe in the bio bubble in India. We are confident that the BCCI will take this matter seriously and resolve it. ‘