New Zealand’s formidable bowling trio Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Kyle Jamieson are all gearing up to make their return to the Dream11 Super Smash T20 tournament. The pace trio is set for a fiery Sunday comeback in the knockout between the Auckland Aces and the Northern Knights at Eden Park Outer Oval.
“The trio who combined for 31 wickets across the recent two Tests against Pakistan – as the BLACKCAPS swept the series en route to the world’s number one ICC Test ranking – will bolster their respective teams for the 3:10 PM encounter in Auckland,” the Blackcaps stated in a statement.
Both the teams are looking forward to a much-required boost as both of them are currently the bottom dwellers of the Super Smash points table. Their return in their respective teams will significantly improve their stance in the tournament.
Tim Southee’s last Super Smash appearance was back in 2019 for the Knights. He had played in the finale against the Central Stags, which was won by the Stags.
Boult is coming back in the T20 tournament after an even longer break, having played his last game in the tournament in December 2016.
Jamieson starred in the entire tournament last season, playing a successful tournament for the Aces. His best figures still remain his 6-7 against his current team while representing Canterbury Kings.
The trio played a pivotal role during New Zealand’s last test outing against Pakistan, claiming 31 wickets for the White Ferns in the two Tests. Jamieson stood as the highest wicket-taker in the Test series, with 16 wickets under his belt in four innings at an outstanding average of 11.68.
Auckland Aces have registered zero wins in the tournament so far, while the Northern Knights, the second last team in the points table, have registered only a single win till now.