New Zealand pacer Trent Boult has said that he is “sure” of light banter with his Mumbai Indians teammates in the upcoming final of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) which is set to kick-off on June 18 in Southampton.
Boult also highlighted that many of his national teammates are familiar with their Indian counterparts due to IPL and so a bit of a banter can be expected between both the teams.
“It’s a little bit different, we’ve seen a few IPL players and guys we’re familiar with from certain teams. I haven’t seen any of my fellow Mumbai Indians yet and I’m sure there will be a bit of banter and a few smiles shared,” Boult said on Tuesday.
While many cricket experts believe that New Zealand will have an advantage going into the much-awaited contest as the Test series win over England will definitely provide them confidence, Boult made it clear that the triumph against Joe Root-led side won’t count much.
Notably, Kiwis thrashed the hosting team by 8 wickets in the second and final Test at the Edgbaston to clinch the series by 1-0.
“I don’t think it counts for much. Good preparation, and good for everyone to have a hit out and get some time under their belt. Hopefully, we can continue on our good form,” the 31-year-old bowler added.