3 Aug 2016

Sickness runs through Black Caps camp

11:22 am on 3 August 2016

The New Zealand cricket team have been hit by the flu as they prepare for their second test against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo this weekend.

The Black Caps beat the hosts by an innings and 117 runs in the first Test, and are hoping for a repeat performance when they meet at the same ground this Saturday.

Trent Boult will have to prove his fitness ahead of the inaugural day-night test.

Black Caps fast bowler Trent Boult Photo: Photosport

New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult said sickness had disrupted some of the team's preparations.

"[There's] a bit of flu, a bit of man flu running through the camp and not just our players, but a few of the Zimbabweans as well have been affected by it," he said

"It's just one of those things I think, touring different parts of the world people pick up different things, but we'll get on with it."

Boult said some of the players had even lost their voices, but the side seemed to be past the worst of it.