New Zealand suffered a major setback before the second Test match against England. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the second Test against England due to injury. Tom Latham has been given command of the team for the second Test against Williamson. The first Test of the two-Test series between England and New Zealand ended in a draw. Captain Williamson has an injury to his left elbow.
The second match of the two-Test series between England and New Zealand will be played in Edgbaston from 10 June. Williamson was able to score just 13 and 1 in both innings of the Lord’s Test. New Zealand will then play the final of the ICC World Test Championship against India in Southampton starting June 18. In such a situation, Kane Williamson’s injury has raised concern for New Zealand. Star spinner Mitchell Santner is also out of the second Test due to injury.
Just in: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is about to miss the second #ENGvNZ Test to rest his irritated left elbow before the World Test final.
Tom Latham will lead his team in place. pic.twitter.com/M4ogeNzY7t
– ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) June 9, 2021
In the absence of Williamson, Will Young ranks third for New Zealand. Kiwi head coach Gary Steed admitted that it was a difficult decision to leave Williamson but the New Zealand captain needed to deal with the injury, which did not even play him in March this year. He said it was not an easy decision to play the Kane Test. But we think this is true. Kohli has been vaccinated to avoid any trouble in the batting. Resting and no recovery will not help them in recovery.
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