New Zealand captain Kane Williamson out of Test 2 against England Cricket News

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New Zealand captain Kane Williamson out of Test 2 against England Cricket News


BIRMINGHAM: New Zealand captain Kane williamson has been discarded from the second and final test against England in Edgbaston with a problem in his left elbow.
However, the Blackcaps are confident that he will be in a position to lead the team in the inaugural World Test Championship final against India starting June 18.
Williamson, who captained New Zealand in last week’s first Test against England at Lord’s, has been handling the injury since he was first lost in March.
The world’s highest-ranked test batsman retired from Test 2 on Wednesday, the day before the match starts at Birmingham’s Edgbaston Stadium.
“It is not an easy decision for Kane to lose a test, but we believe it is the right one,” said the New Zealand manager. Gary stead it said in a statement Wednesday.
“He was given an injection in his elbow to ease the irritation he’s been experiencing when hitting and a period of rest and rehabilitation will help maximize his recovery.”
Stead added: “The decision has largely been made with the ICC World Test Championship final in Southampton in mind and we are confident that he will be ready for that match from June 18.”
Tom latham will be the captain of the team in Williamson’s absence.
Will Young, who has won a first-class two hundred for the English county of Durham this season, will enter the team at number three.

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