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England vs New Zealand 2nd test: Big blow for NZ Williamson ruled out due to COVID-19

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Just ahead of the second Test of the England-New Zealand series starting on Friday in Nottingham, world champion New Zealand’s team has suffered a setback. Just before this five-day match, Kiwi captain Kane Williamson will not take part in this match after being COVID_19 positive. 31-year-old Kane Williamson will now be in isolation for 5 days according to the rules.

Just before the match, New Zealand coach Gary Stead confirmed this. Kane Williamson could not do much in the first Test match. He scored 2 runs in the first innings and 15 in the second innings.

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Rutherford will take over, and Latham will captain

The management has included Hamish Rutherford as a replacement for captain Kane Williamson. At the same time, in the absence of Williamson, Tom Latham has been given the captaincy of the team. Tom Latham has led the side many times previously. He has a good ability of captaincy. Latham is a permanent member of the New Zealand Test team for a couple of years.

Kiwi team was defeated by five wickets in the first match

New Zealand had to face defeat by 5 wickets in the first Test of the three-match Test series. In this match, Joe Root scored the 27th century of his Test career. He became the second English batsman to score more than 10,000 runs in this format. The Kiwis are trailing 0-1 after suffering a loss at the Lord’s Test.

After the bad performance in the Ashes against Australia, England had bounced back solidly. They also have a new captain in the name of Ben Stocks this time.

The coach said – Kane’s forced exit was disappointing

The coach further said that Kane Williamson’s forced exit before such an important match is disappointing. Hamish was playing for Leicestershire Fox in the Vitality T20 Blast before the tour.