Thursday, Jul 07, 2022

ENG Vs NZ, 2nd Test: Kane Williamson's Left Elbow A Worry, Trent Boult Available For Selection

New Zealand are in England for a two-Test series against the hosts and ICC World Test Championship final against India

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, left, talks with head coach Gary Stead during a nets session at Edgbaston, Birmingham ahead of the second cricket test against England, Tuesday, June 8, 2021. AP Photo/Paul Ellis/Pool

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has sustained an injury to his left elbow during the first Test against England at Lord's and will be monitored by the medical team before taking a call on the eve of the second Test starting in Birmingham on Thursday. (More Cricket News)

New Zealand coach Gary Stead also informed that left arm seamer Trent Boult is available for the second Test, while one of the fast bowlers will be rested for the Birmingham game.

Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner is also out with a cut in his index finger.

'BlackCaps', the official Twitter handle of New Zealand Cricket, headlined a Gary Stead update from 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," it tweeted.

The first Test ended in a draw.


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