Auckland: New Zealand on Saturday flew to the UK for the two-match series against England and the World Test Championship final against India.
The two-Test series against the hosts begin on 2 June, while the WTC final starts in Southampton from 18 June.
"Time to fly!" tweeted the Black Caps handle before the team's departure.
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) May 15, 2021
Captain Kane Williamson, Kyle Jamieson and Mitchell Santner, who competed in the now-suspended IPL, are in Maldives and will fly to the UK from there. The trio had flown to Male from Delhi, a COVID-19 hotspot in India.
Star pacer Trent Boult, who had gone back home from the IPL, could miss both the games against England.
India are expected to leave for UK in the first week of June after completing a hard quarantine in Mumbai.
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The hosts, set a target of 273 in 75 overs when New away captain Kane Williamson declared at lunch on Sunday's fifth and final day, were 170-3 when a draw was agreed inside the last hour.
The priority for the Black Caps would be to make sure he is ready to play against India in the World Test Championship final, rather than have him play the second Test with England the week before.
The Blackcaps are scheduled to play England in two Tests, in London and Birmingham, starting 2 June, following which they will face India in the WTC final from 18-22 June at the Rose Bowl here.