ICC against IndiaThe New Zealand team, which is preparing for the final match of WTC, is playing a 2-match Test series against England these days. While everyone is telling this Test series as a good sign and advantage for the Kiwi team, the news that is coming now seems to be increasing the problems of the team. Kane Williamson is once again struggling with the problem of injury. Due to this, he will not play the second test match. New updates have also come out about who will captain in his place.
Team’s troubles increased due to injury of Kiwi captain
Actually the first test match between England and New Zealand has been drawn. With this, the era of bad news has also started for the Kiwi team. Mitchell Santner and the team captain have been ruled out of the second Test due to injuries. The injury to the team’s host’s elbow has now increased the troubles of the selectors as well. In the absence of Kane Williamson, Tom Latham has been given the responsibility of captaincy in the second Test match.
But, the problem of injury to spin bowler Mitchell Santner and captain is a big loss for the team. Talking about the captain’s injury, the head coach of the team, Gary Stead, said that, ‘The decision to keep him out of the team was very difficult. But, it is the right decision taken to manage his injury.
Coach updates on Gary Stead captain’s injury
Talking further in this regard, he also said that,
“Missing a Test was not an easy decision for Kane. But according to us this is the right decision. He has taken injections to deal with the problem he has. Rest and rehab for some time will make their recovery easier. The decision has been taken keeping in mind the ICC World Test Championship final in Southampton, and we are confident that Kane Williamson will be ready for that match starting on 18 June.”
Will Young will bat at number three instead of captain
Currently, in place of Kane Williamson in the second match against England, young Will Young has been selected in third place. In fact, the top-order batsman made his debut in the home Test series against West Indies in December last year. He has played only two test matches so far.