ICC WTC Final: New Zealand’s highest wicket-taker in World Test Championship (WTC), Tim Southee feels that workload management would not be a concern as they are set to play two-match Test series ahead of the IND vs NZ Final. The Kiwis are set to play as many as 3 Tests in just a span of 21 days- a tedious task.
“It’s exciting to play three Test matches in a short space of time,” Tim Southee said ahead of the first training session in Southampton.
“It is something that the team doesn’t get to do that often. We’ve come off a bit of a break, which has been nice, and (we have) been able to get some conditioning into our bodies, the guys that have come from the IPL and are going to be playing some cricket,” he told ESPNCricinfo.
“Now, it’s just getting our loads to a point over the coming weeks so that we can rock on to those three Test matches,” he stated further.
ICC WTC Final: New Zealand arrived in London on Sunday afternoon. They were transferred to Southampton for quarantine. A 3-day intra-squad begins on May 26 at the Ageas Bowl. The two-match Test series against England will start on June 2 at Lord’s while the second Test will be held at Edgbaston. They will return to Southampton for ICC WTC Final.
“It’s nice to be here [Ageas Bowl]. The guys can familiarise themselves,” he said.
“I imagine we’ll probably be in the same room when we come back and it’s nice for guys who haven’t been here to be able to come here and experience it. And when you come back for the final, you’re a little bit more comfortable having spent some time here and use the facilities and hopefully can get out and make the most of that later in the squad game in the middle,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Tim Southee as saying.
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