Black Caps player Doug Bracewell has been ruled out of the last of two test matches against Australia due to a strain in his right shoulder. However, Ngāti Porou fast bowler Trent Boult is calling for more urgency in the team's quest to turn the tables after their recent loss.
The front man of the Black Caps' bowling attack, Trent Boult, knows his main job is to take the wickets.
“I'd like the ball to swing a bit more, we've been in that situation before, but we're hoping to be leveling the test series coming in a few days’ time,” says Trent Boult.
He certainly knows his place in the batting order ahead of their last test match of the series in Christchurch.
“It's about a 50/50 ratio, obviously I’m in the team as a bowler,” says Boult.
It will be an intense preparation ahead of the Black Caps' last test on Saturday.
Australian batsman Mitchell Marsh is already claiming that Boult is a key player to shut down, “Certainly in the last 18 months he's become one of the best bowlers in the world and one of the best swing bowlers in the world. And when his tail is up, we'd like to combat that.
Doug Bracewell will miss out on the last test due to a strain in his right shoulder, while Brendon McCullum will play his final career game.
Boult says McCullum is a true leader, “Everyone looks up to him in the team. I owe a lot to him to be honest and he's going to be sorely missed.”