New Zealand to manage workloads of Southee, Boult

Both Tim Southee (left) and Trent Boult (right) are given some rest to remain fresh for Test cricket
Both Tim Southee (left) and Trent Boult (right) are given some rest to remain fresh for Test cricket
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New Zealand coach Mike Hesson stated that the team management will rotate their frontline seam bowlers Trent Boult and Tim Southee for the upcoming home series against Bangladesh.

Bangladesh are scheduled to play three One-Day Internationals, three Twenty20 Internationals and two Tests in New Zealand between 26th December and 24th January.

Boult will be rested for the third game of the ODI series on 31st December and also the first game of the T20I series on 3rd January while Southee will be rested for all three games of the T20I series.

Hesson revealed that the Black Caps wanted their premier fast bowlers to remain fresh for the Test series against Bangladesh

"It's always a balancing act with guys that play all three forms, especially the bowlers," Hesson told reporters in Christchurch on Saturday.

"We'll give them a chance to get their loads up so they're ready to go for the test match."

Most of the players of the squad are fresh from domestic games to help them gain confidence and match practice ahead of the ODI series which begins on 26th December and Hesson is pleased with their intention considering they were whitewashed by Australia 3-0 recently.

"I think it's been good the guys have had 10-12 days home playing some domestic cricket," Hesson said.

"(They're) getting some confidence back."

Skipper Kane Williamson has not played any competitive cricket since the third game of the series against Australia but Hesson played down any concern about it.

"It's been nice to be able to give him a break, it's a tough ask playing all three forms of the game and you're captain as well.

"I've left him alone to be fair to enjoy his break rather than getting annoying phone calls from me all the time.

"He's certainly fresh and ready to go."

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