BLACKCAPS bowling stars Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Kyle Jamieson are all set to return for this Sunday’s Dream11 Super Smash clash 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 3:10PM encounter in Auckland.
Superstars set to hit the @SuperSmashNZ tomorrow at Eden Park Outer Oval. Southee & Boult back for @ndcricket Knights & Jamieson returns for the @aucklandcricket Aces #SuperSmashNZ pic.twitter.com/R9EHvU3VD2— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 16, 2021
Southee’s last T20 game for the Knights was the 2019 Super Smash Grand Final won by the Stags, while spectators definitely won't want to miss seeing Boult in pink - with the busy BLACKCAP's last appearance in the league way back in December 2016!
Jamieson played a full campaign for the Aces last summer and, two years ago starred for the Canterbury Kings against his current side claiming 6-7 at Eden Park Outer Oval, figures that still remain the best by a New Zealander in men's T20 cricket.
Southee and Boult will join their BLACKCAPS T20 teammates Tim Seifert, Mitchell Santner and Scott Kuggeleijn who have already featured in the campaign to date, while the Aces have the T20 international experience of Martin Guptill and Glenn Phillips while Mark Chapman recovers from injury.
On Monday the action moved to Pukekura Park where seven of the Central Stags squad are also current or former BLACKCAPS, with Ross Taylor, Will Young, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner and Doug Bracewell headlining the bill.
The Stags are playing the Otago Volts who will bring exciting top order talent of their own in Hamish Rutherford and Neil Broom as well as one of New Zealand's newest BLACKCAPS Jacob Duffy after his sensational T20 International debut this summer.
The Pukekura Park match begins at 4PM after the Hinds-Sparks game at 12.20PM.