Kane Williamson out of ENG vs NZ 2nd Test: In a massive breaking news development, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the upcoming second Test match against England scheduled to begin from 10 June, 2022 at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. New Zealand are already behind the eight ball in this tour after hosts England registered a brilliant 5-wicket victory in the opening Test match. England have a 1-0 lead in this three-match Test series against New Zealand.
In a massive blow for the visitors, New Zealand regular captain Kane Williamson has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the second Test match against England. New Zealand coach Gary Stead confirmed Williamson’s unavailability and revealed that Hamish Rutherford has been included in the Test squad as the replacement player. Kane will now start his mandatory five-day isolation period. In his absence, senior opening batsman Tom Latham will captain the New Zealand team in the second Test against England starting from Friday.
Already New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme has been ruled out of the second Test against England with an injured heel. It is very much likely that Michael Bracewell will be making Test debut for New Zealand in the second game against England. Henry Nicholls is also expected to return in the New Zealand playing 11 after having missed the opening Test due to Covid-19.
NZ Playing 11
Tom Latham (C)
Tom Blundell (wk)
New Zealand Test squad: Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Jacob Duffy, Cameron Fletcher, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra, Hamish Rutherford, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner, Neil Wagner, Will Young.
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|2-6 June, 2022||1st Test||England vs New Zealand||3:30 PM IST||Lord’s, London|
|10-14 June, 2022||2nd Test||England vs New Zealand||3:30 PM IST||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|23-27 June, 2022||3rd Test||England vs New Zealand||3:30 PM IST||Headingley, Leeds|
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