The first match of the ongoing Test series between (ENG vs NZ) has been drawn. The second test match will start from Thursday. But, meanwhile, the Kiwi team has suffered the biggest loss. Team host Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the Birmingham Test due to an elbow injury. Due to this injury, he has been advised to take rest. In his absence, Tom Latham will take over the captaincy in the second Test match. Will Young has been given a place in the team to bat at the third position.
Kiwi captain will get a big blow
Actually, Kane Williamson, who is out of the second Test match, is going to get a big setback. Because, the captain who got the first position in the ICC Test Rankings is now decided to go down from his first position. In his place, now Steve Smith is sitting ready to occupy the first place. If the Kiwi captain does not play in the second Test match, he will have to suffer a loss of 9 rating points.
So in this list, Australian batsman Steve Smith will have a big advantage, and he will reach the first place. The captain of the New Zealand team is currently in the first place with 895 rating points. But, due to not playing in the second test match, his points will come down to 886. After this change, Steve Smith will reach the first place by getting 5 points more. Currently Smith’s rating point is 891.
Big loss to Kane Williamson due to flop in first test
However, even in the first Test match played against England at Lord’s, captain Kane Williamson was seen as a complete flop. The silence of his bat has also affected his rating point. In the first innings of this match, 13 runs came from his bat and only 1 run was scored in the second innings. In the first innings, where he fell victim to Anderson’s ball, in the second innings, he was LBW by debutant bowler Olly Robinson.
Giving an update on the injury of Kane Williamson, who was out of the second Test, the head coach of the team, Gary Stead, said that it was not an easy decision to drop him from the second Test. But, in view of the final match of the World Test Championship, he has been rested.