The first Test between England and New Zealand was held at Lord’s and it was a draw.
Kane Williamson is the captain of the New Zealand team (File Photo)
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been injured. He has suffered an elbow injury on the left hand during the first Test against England. The medical team is monitoring them. Whether he will play in the second Test against England or not will be decided just before the match. The second Test between New Zealand and England will be played from June 10. On the other hand, left-arm fast bowler Trent Boult will be available for the second Test. New Zealand coach Gary Stead gave this information. During the second Test in Birmingham, one of the fast bowlers who played in the first Test will be rested. The first Test between England and New Zealand was held at Lord’s and it was a draw.
New Zealand’s left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner is also said to be out of the second Test. The finger near his thumb has been cut. Updates have been given about the players ahead of the second Test on the official Twitter handle of New Zealand’s men’s cricket team. In this, coach Gary Stead has been quoted as saying that not all fast bowlers playing at Lord’s will play in the second Test. Trent Boult is available and may come into the team. Mitchell Santner has been ruled out of the second Test. There is a cut in the finger near the thumb of his left hand. Kane Williamson’s left hand elbow is injured and it is being monitored. A decision about them will be taken on June 9.
Gary Stead update, Birmingham:
– Pace bowlers from Lord’s won’t all play 2nd Test
– Trent Boult available & likely to return
– Mitch Santner ruled out with his cut left index finger
– Kane Williamson’s left elbow injury being monitored & a decision to be made tomorrow#ENGvNZ pic.twitter.com/2o46zoXWqw
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) June 8, 2021
Santner’s injury depth
Santner had a cut on his finger during an intra squad match. But this injury got aggravated during the first test match. Blood also came out as the injury progressed. Because of this his bowling was badly affected and he did not get a wicket at Lord’s. Right now, apart from Santner, New Zealand have two spinners in the form of Ejaz Patel and Rachin Ravindra.
Talking about Williamson, he was also troubled by an elbow injury during the home series against Bangladesh. Due to this he could not even play the initial matches of IPL. He failed in the first Test against England and could not score big runs in both the innings. India’s eyes will also be on Williamson’s injury. Because India is to compete with New Zealand in the World Test Championship final.
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