New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson will likely be rested for the second Test against England due to a left elbow injury, with Tom Latham to lead the facet in his absence, the workforce’s head coach mentioned on Wednesday.
Gary Stead mentioned Williamson has been managing the injury since March they usually needed to give the 30-year-old an opportunity to heal earlier than the World Test Championship ultimate against India later this month.
“It’s not a simple resolution for Kane to have to miss a Test, however we expect it’s the appropriate one,” Stead mentioned.
“He’s had an injection in his elbow to relieve the irritation he’s been experiencing when he bats and a interval of relaxation and rehabilitation will assist maximise his restoration.
“The choice has been made very a lot with the ICC World Test Championship Remaining at Southampton in thoughts and we’re assured he will likely be prepared for that match beginning on June 18.”
Batsman Will Younger will take Williamson’s spot within the batting lineup.
New Zealand play England within the second Test of the two-match collection at Edgbaston on Thursday. The primary Test at Lord’s was drawn.