New Zealand’s team is currently playing a Test series against Bangladesh and after that the Kiwi team has to tour abroad for this series.
New Zealand team has to play 3 ODIs and 1 T20 match on Australia tour.
The effect of corona virus in cricket has started showing again. The cases of infection have increased since the wave of Omicron variants around the world. There have been many cases in the Ashes Test series being played between Australia and England. This is the reason that once again the teams are going through a strict quarantine before the different tours and its effect has increased on the presence of players in the upcoming series. The one-day series between New Zealand and Australia can become a victim of this. According to reports, due to the tightening of quarantine rules in New Zealand, many prominent Kiwi players may withdraw from this series, so that they remain available for the Test series against South Africa.
New Zealand’s team is currently playing a Test series against Bangladesh at home and after that they have to go on a tour of Australia, where the team will play three ODIs and one T20 match. After this tour, the Kiwi team has to host South Africa for the Test series and this is where the whole screw is stuck. In fact, the rules of quarantine for those coming from abroad in New Zealand are very strict and due to this the players of New Zealand have the dilemma of choosing between the tour of Australia and the Test series.
New Zealand’s quarantine rule will become a hindrance
New Zealand website Stuff Dot Ko Dot NZ According to the report, those coming from abroad in New Zealand will have to stay in strict quarantine for seven days. The citizens of the country are also included in this. After seven days of quarantine, they will have to show a negative Kovid report, only after which they will be allowed to come out of the quarantine. New Zealand has to play the ODI series from 30 January, which will end with the T20 match on 8 February. The Kiwi team will return to the country on February 9 and after that the players will have to be quarantined for a week. But the Test series will start with South Africa from February 17 and in such a situation many players will miss out on playing the first Test.
These players can leave Australia tour
According to the report, players like Trent Boult, Tom Latham, Kyle Jamieson, Henry Nicholls and Tim Southee can be out of this series. All these players are part of the Test series against Bangladesh and are constantly playing Test cricket for the Kiwi team. Apart from these, captain Kane Williamson will also be out of this tour, as he is currently recovering from his elbow injury.