Engalnd vs New Zealand – Tim Southee not worried about England Test workload ahead of World Test Championship final


Acknowledges that the three Tests are in quick succession but says, “we have had a chance to prepare physically leading into this”

Tim Southee believes that workload management would not be a concern for New Zealand as they gear up to play three Tests – a two-match series against England followed by the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India – in 21 days, stressing that the players have prepared for the rigours.

“It’s exciting to play three Test matches in a short space of time,” Southee said after the first training session six squad members took part in following the touring party’s three-day hotel-room isolation in Southampton. “It is something that the team doesn’t get to do that often. We’ve come off a bit of a break, which has been nice, and (we have) been able to get some conditioning into our bodies, the guys that have come from the IPL and are going to be playing some cricket.