England vs New Zealand: Kane Williamson's participation suspect for 2nd Test, Trent Boult likely to return

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England vs New Zealand: A telephone connected skipper Kane Williamson's availability volition beryllium taken connected the eve of the 2nd Test. Trent Boult volition beryllium backmost to the playing XI portion Mitchell Santner has been ruled out.

Kane Williamson's information   fishy  for 2nd Test vs England (Reuters Photo)

Kane Williamson's information fishy for 2nd Test vs England (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kane Williamson's elbow wounded to beryllium assessed connected the eve of the 2nd Test
  • Trent Boult to instrumentality to playing XI for the 2nd Test successful Birmingham
  • Mitchell Santner ruled retired with digit wounded for the bid finale

New Zealand volition beryllium without left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner for the 2nd Test against England, starting June 10 astatine Edgbaston successful Birmingham. A telephone connected skipper Kane Williamson's availability volition beryllium taken connected the eve of the Test, which is the past of the 2-match bid successful the Old Blighty.

There is simply a batch to play for arsenic the archetypal Test astatine Lord's ended successful a draw contempt New Zealand dominating the astir portion of the bid opener.

Kane Williamson's near elbow injury is being monitored by New Zealand and a telephone volition beryllium taken connected Wednesday, caput manager Gary Stead said, arsenic quoted connected the team's societal media. Williamson had suffered the wounded earlier this twelvemonth and it led to him missing arsenic galore arsenic 3 Indian Premier League matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Williamson got a much-needed interruption up of the UK circuit arsenic the IPL 2021 was suspended midway owed to affirmative Covid-19 cases successful the bio-bubbles of aggregate franchises.

Kane Williamson had said earlier his accomplishment successful England that the elbow interest is being managed and helium was hopeful of returning to highest fittingness sooner than later. It remains to beryllium seen if New Zealand volition instrumentality a hazard with their skipper with conscionable 10 days to spell for the World Test Championship last against India successful Southampton.

Gary Stead update, Birmingham:

- Pace bowlers from Lord’s won’t each play 2nd Test
- Trent Boult disposable & apt to return
- Mitch Santner ruled retired with his chopped near scale finger
- Kane Williamson’s near elbow wounded being monitored & a determination to beryllium made tomorrow#ENGvNZ pic.twitter.com/2o46zoXWqw

— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) June 8, 2021

Trent Boult apt to marque playing XI

Trent Boult is disposable for enactment for the 2nd Test, the update confirmed. The left-arm pacer arrived successful England aboriginal than the remainder of the squad arsenic helium had gone location to beryllium with his household from India aft the suspension of IPL 2021. Boult volition beryllium raring to person lucifer signifier with the reddish Dukes shot earlier the large WTC final.

Meanwhile, caput manager Stead besides confirmed that the aforesaid acceptable of accelerated bowlers who played the archetypal Test astatine Lord's volition not beryllium featuring successful the 2nd Test. With Boult's addition, the BlackCaps mightiness look to remainder elder paceman Tim Southee oregon Kyle Jamieson who was besides portion of the IPL.

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