The final of the two-Test series between England and New Zealand will be played in Edgbaston from 10 June. The New Zealand side’s tensions are high before the match. Star spinner Mitchell Santner has been ruled out of the second Test due to injury, while captain Kane Williamson is also injured. Kiwis head coach Gary Steed said Tuesday that captain Williamson’s left elbow injury is being monitored and his game will be decided on Wednesday. The first Test between England and New Zealand ended in a draw. The New Zealand cricket team does not want to take any risk of Williamson’s injury as the Kiwis must play the final of the ICC World Test Championship against India starting June 18.
Gary Stead Update, Birmingham:
– Not all Lord’s pace bowlers play the 2nd Test
– Trent Boult is available and likely to return
– Mitch Santner brushed off his severed left index finger
– Kane Williamson’s left elbow injury is being monitored and a decision will be made tomorrow#ENGvNZ pic.twitter.com/2o46zoXWqw
– Blackcaps (L Blackcaps) June 8, 2021
Mitchell Santner’s index finger is cut off so that he is out of the second Test. The official Twitter handle of the Blackcaps tweeted, ‘Gary Steed said all the fast bowlers played at Birmingham’s Lords. Trent Boult is back and can play in the second Test. Mitchell Santner is out of the second Test with a finger injury, Williamson is being monitored for his left elbow injury, a decision will be made tomorrow.
Williamson could only score 13 and 1 in both innings of the first Test. Bolt could not play in the first Test, but has now joined the team. In the first Test, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Kyle Jamison and Colin de Grandhomme became fast bowlers for New Zealand. After the Test, New Zealand will travel from Edgbaston to Southampton. Team India is currently based in Southampton. After the final Test, a five-match Test series will be played between Team India and England from August 4.