ENG vs NZ LIVE: Big blow for New Zealand, Kane Williamson to miss 2nd Test after testing positive: Follow ENG vs NZ 2nd TEST LIVE Updates

ENG vs NZ LIVE – Kane Williamson Covid Positive: New Zealand have been dealt a major blow before the second Test match.…

ENG vs NZ LIVE – Kane Williamson Covid Positive: New Zealand have been dealt a major blow before the second Test match. Skipper Kane Williamson has tested positive for Covid-19. Williamson undertook a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) after experiencing minor symptoms on Thursday and tested positive. Follow All New Zealand tour of England LIVE Updates and Scores on InsideSport.IN.

Williamson will now begin five days of isolation, New Zealand said in a statement.

Hamish Rutherford will join the squad on Friday morning as Williamson’s replacement, with Tom Latham stepping in as captain.

The current World Test Championship (WTC) holders lost the opening Test match of the three-match series at Lord’s.

ENG vs NZ LIVE: Big blow for New Zealand, Kane Williamson to miss 2nd Test after testing positive: Follow ENG vs NZ 2nd TEST LIVE Updates

ENG vs NZ LIVE: Big blow for New Zealand, Kane Williamson to miss 2nd Test after testing positive: Follow ENG vs NZ 2nd TEST LIVE Updates

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Kane Williamson Covid Positive: The rest of the touring party have returned negative tests.

“It’s such a shame for Kane to be forced to withdraw on the eve of such an important match,” New Zealand coach Gary Stead said.

  • Kane Willaismon will miss the second Test after testing positive for Covid-19
  • England lead the series 1-0 after winning the Lord’s Test match
  • Colin de Grandhomme has already been ruled out of the second Test

ENG vs NZ LIVE – 2nd Test in Trent Bridge Starts today: Williamson’s absence will be a big blow to New Zealand.

Their top four – Will Young, Latham, Williamson and Devon Conway – each failed to pass 15 in either innings during the first Test defeat at Lord’s.

Middle-order batter Henry Nicholls could return for the Black Caps XI after he missed the first Test due to Covid-19.

Seam-bowling all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme has already been ruled out of the rest of the series due to a heel injury he sustained on the third day at Lord’s.

ENG vs NZ LIVE: Big blow for New Zealand, Kane Williamson to miss 2nd Test after testing positive: Follow ENG vs NZ 2nd TEST LIVE Updates

New Zealand’s cricket team captain Kane Williamson (R) and teammate Tom Latham

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Huge concern for the visitors –

The Kane Williamson situation will come as a huge concern for the NZ team management as they are already without Colin de Grandhomme. The experienced New Zealand captain could be a major miss considering his form and ability to stabilize the situation. New Zealand had a horrible battle collapse on Day 1 of the Lord’s Test having being bowled out for 132 runs.

Tom Latham to take charge of the side-

  • As things stand, Tom Latham will take charge of the New Zealand side for the Trent Bridge contest.
  • Latham was previously in charge of the side against Bangladesh in the home Test match series in January.
  • Latham will have a tough task in hand as England will try to seal the series 2-0 in Nottingham.
  • Hamish Rutherford will now have to fill the void left by Williamson as New Zealand would expect the series to go the decider at Headingley in Leeds.

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