ENG vs NZ 4th ODI: Why is Trent Boult not playing today?

Updated on: Sep 15, 2023 4:47 pm IST

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As fans eagerly anticipate ENG vs NZ 4th ODI, one notable absence from New Zealand’s bowling attack is their premier fast bowler, Trent Boult. This development has raised questions about why a key player like Boult is not partaking in this crucial encounter.

ENG vs NZ 4th ODI: Why is Trent Boult not playing?

Trent Boult has been rested for this match as part of a prudent rotation policy. This policy is strategically designed to manage the workload and overall fitness of vital players, ensuring their peak performance in essential fixtures.

While fans may feel a void without witnessing Boult’s bowling prowess today, it’s crucial to acknowledge that this decision is part of a comprehensive strategy aimed at keeping the team competitive and maintaining a healthy squad throughout the series.

Trent Boult, renowned for his exceptional swing bowling and ability to strike early, is a linchpin in the New Zealand bowling lineup. His absence in this match is a calculated move to maintain his freshness and effectiveness for upcoming matches in this series and future cricketing commitments.

NZ Playing XI

Devon Conway, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Ben Lister

Bench: Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Finn Allen, Mitchell Santner

Eng Playing XI

Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Brydon Carse, Reece Topley

Bench: Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Gus Atkinson, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Mark Wood

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