Kane Williamson injured his left elbow in the Lord’s first test against England.© AFP
New Zealand coach Gary Stead said on Tuesday that he is controlling the left elbow injury of skipper Kane Williamson and that a decision will be made on Wednesday on his usefulness in the second test against England. The first test between England and New Zealand ended in a draw and both teams will block the horns in the second test, starting on Thursday in Edgbaston. Coach Mitchell Santner said he was left out of the second test due to the incision he suffered in his left index finger in the first test.
“Gary Stead’s update, Birmingham, Lord’s rhythm boats will not play Test 2, Trent Boult will be available and will be back. Mitch Santner cut his left index finger, Kane Williamson’s left elbow injury had to be controlled and a decision had to be made Tomorrow, ”the official BlackCaps handle tweeted.
Gary Stead Update, Birmingham:
– Not everyone’s rhythm boats will play the 2nd test
– Trent Boult is available and will be back
– Mitch Santner cut with his left index finger
– Kane Williamson is under control of his left elbow injury and a decision will be made tomorrow#ENGvNZ pic.twitter.com/2o46zoXWqw
– BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) June 8, 2021
Williamson failed with the bat in the first test, recording 13-1 results.
Pacer Trent Boult, who lost the first test against England, is in line to play in the second test.
In the first test, New Zealand played Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Kyle Jamieson and Colin de Grandhomme as Pacers. Stead has confirmed that not all of these players will take part in the second round against England.
After the series against England, New Zealand will face India in the World Test Championship (WTC) finals on June 18 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
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