Ahead of the 2nd Test versus England astatine Edgbaston, New Zealand person rested their skipper Kane Williamson owed to wounded concerns. The commencement batsman, who volition play a important relation for the Blackcaps during the World Test Championship (WTC) last against India, has been problems with his near elbow for immoderate clip now.
In Williamson's absence, Tom Latham volition pb the New Zealand side. The improvement was confirmed by manager Gary Stead a time earlier the commencement of the 2nd Test from June 10.
Williamson's spot astatine 3 successful the bid volition beryllium taken by 28-year-old Will Young, who has scored 48 runs successful his 2 Tests innings to date.
"It's not an casual determination for Kane to person to miss a Test, but we deliberation it's the close one," said Stead.
"He's had an injection successful his elbow to relieve the irritation he's been experiencing erstwhile helium bats and a play of remainder and rehabilitation volition assistance maximise his recovery," Stead added astir Williamson, who missed 3 IPL 2021 matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) owed to the aforesaid injury.
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.Further, Stead had confirmed connected Tuesday that spinner Mitchell Santner has been ruled retired for the last Test with digit injury, portion experienced pacer Trent Boult was disposable for enactment and "very likely" to find a spot successful the playing XI. The archetypal Test betwixt the 2 sides had ended successful a gully astatine Lord's.