The qualifying process for the World Cup final is still a bit of a mystery to Trent Bult but the New Zealand speed chief is confident that his team is capable of making history when it faces India for office.
The WTC final is scheduled for June 18-22 in Southampton.
“The way the band has traveled and performed in New Zealand and the world, the boys are in a great place to hopefully create a little history,” Bult told reporters at Bay Oval.
“Everything is going well with what lies ahead, a big stage for the World Cup final and I hope to be able to go there and be part of the second test (against England),” he added.
“It took me a while to understand the qualifying process, how everything works with points, I still don’t think anyone knows how it actually works, but to get into that final, the excitement is growing now,” Bult said.
Speaking about the Dukes ball, which will be used for the WTC final, the 31-year-old said: “I haven’t had too much experience with it, I’ve played a few tests in England. It reacts very differently, then you have to weigh all these different places. “
“I’m sure the boys are very excited to take him in their arms and see him move. We hope we can entertain you a little next time.”
Before the WTC final, New Zealand hosted England for a duel series with red balls.
Bult, who caught 281 wickets in 71 tests, will not be available for the first test because he chose to spend time with his family after stopping. IPL in the middle of the season.
The sailor, who will leave for Britain on Thursday, hopes to be part of the second race.
“Once I set foot in the UK, you get a chance to smell the English fresh air and see the ball move a little, I’ll definitely get excited,” he added.
The left-handed sailor, who plays for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, is also optimistic about his appearance in the second half of the suspended T20 league in the UAE.
Last week, the BCCI approved the resumption of the IPL in September in the UAE. The league was suspended last month after numerous cases of COVID-19 were reported in the bio-balloon.
“It seems to be moving forward to the UAE, where it went very well last year. So, if I have the chance, I will be happy to finish this campaign well,” Bult said.
“Things escalated quite quickly there. I was very grateful to get this opportunity in IPL to play on this stage,” he added.
New Zealand goal keeper Tim Seifert was one of the players who signed COVID-19 during the IPL.
“What happened to Tim was really unfortunate. The man felt very upset. You can imagine it would be quite an isolating feeling when you really don’t know how you’re going to get home and when. It’s the risk of dealing with this. work. “
“I loved India with the culture and the fans there, but this time it was a different sauce. The streets were very quiet compared to the usual buzz when entering the stadiums with the fans. It was definitely different,” Bult said.