Before the ICC Test Championship, the New Zealand cricket team is playing a two-Test series with the hosts England cricket team. Therefore, it is believed that the Kiwi team may have an upper hand in the final match. But now in the meantime a bad news is coming out from the New Zealand team that the captain of the team Kane Williamson and Mitchell Santner have been injured. It is also not clear whether these two players will play in the second match of the Test series or not.
Kane Williamson-Santner injured
Currently, the New Zealand cricket team is busy preparing for the second Test starting from June 11. The performance of Kiwi team was good in the first test. But now before the second Test, team captain Kane Williamson and left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner have been injured.
The New Zealand Cricket Board informed that Williamson has an elbow injury and Mitchell Santner’s finger is injured. At the same time, there is bad news for the Kiwi team that now Santner has been out of the second Test and whether Williamson will play this match or not will be decided soon.
Second Test will be held from June 11
Before the final of the ICC Test Championship, the Kiwi team has to play a 2-match Test series against England, whose first match was played at Lord’s and ended in a draw. Now the second match is going to be played in Birmingham from 11 June. In the first match, Tim Southee took 6 wickets in the first innings and 1 wicket in the second innings. So now in such a situation, the exclusion of the player from the second match can make it difficult for the Kiwi team. Apart from this, Kane Williamson could not do much in both the innings of the first match and scored 13, 1 runs respectively.
Test Championship may make a difference
The final match will be played from 18-22 June at the Rose Ball Ground in Southampton. Earlier, the Kiwi team, playing a two-match Test series, will go into the bio bubble on June 15. But now Kane Williamson and Santner’s injuries in the Test series can become a matter of concern for New Zealand, because if the Kiwi team has to win the final match, then they will have to take the field with their best players.