New Zealand paceman Trent Boult is likely to miss the Pakistan tour scheduled in December 2022 - January 2023, it was reported by Cricket Pakistan.

New Zealand are scheduled to visit Pakistan for three ODIs and two Tests, though Boult will be in action for MI Emirates in UAE International T20 League (ILT20) in that time period.

The left-arm pacer had surrendered his central contract with the NZC recently as he had requested to spend more time with his family and to make himself available for T20 leagues.

Other players included by MI Emirates are the likes of Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo and Nicholas Pooran. 

"We are glad to have one of our key pillars, Kieron Pollard, continue with MI Emirates. Joining us back are Dwayne Bravo, Trent Boult, and Nicholas Pooran. A very warm welcome to all players of MI Emirates," Akash Ambani, chairman of Reliance Jio, had said in a statement.

Boult has represented New Zealand 215 times across all three formats. He is currently the No.1 ranked ODI bowler in the world and is ranked 11th on the Test rankings.