NZ v IND: Trent Boult excited to play on another ‘good surface’

The Kiwi pace attack is geared up to continue from where it left off in Wellington, says Boult.

Trent Boult...“It’s always a good surface [in Christchurch].”   -  AP

Trent Boult was full of beans ahead of the second Test on a greenish Hagley Oval pitch.

He said, here on Friday, “I wouldn’t say the confidence is through the roof but we’re very excited about continuing from where we left off in Wellington.”

Boult said the conditions here suited the Kiwi pacemen. “I like the overheads that present down here in terms of the cloud cover and the swing that’s on offer.”

‘Good surface’

The left-arm pace spearhead said, “It’s always a good surface here. There’s always a little bit there in the initial stages of that first innings but it turns into a good surface.”

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On the pitch being green, Boult said, “Traditionally you come down here and normally see a bit of grass so, from my point of view, I hope it stays that way and that we get it to move around a bit.”

The spinners haven’t been too successful here. “There [haven’t] been too many wickets taken here by spinners but if that suggests there isn't much turn I'm not sure. Generally it's a wicket that has good pace and carry and it swings around here a bit and it generally produces a good contest between the bat and the ball."

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