Kane Williamson Tests COVID19 Positive; Ruled Out of Second Test Against England

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Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is set to miss the second England Test in Nottingham after testing positive for COVID-19.

Kane Williamson Tests COVID19 Positive

Kane Williamson’s results came out on the night before the second test. In the absence of Kane Williamson, Tom Latham will lead the side, while Hamish Rutherford has been brought into the squad as Kane Williamson’s replacement for the second Test.

Tom Latham
Tom Latham

“It’s such a shame for Kane to be forced to withdraw on the eve of such an important match,” head coach Gary Stead said on Friday (June 10). “We’re all feeling for him at this time and know-how disappointed he will be.

“Hamish was with the Test squad earlier in the tour and has been playing for the Leicestershire Foxes in the Vitality T20 Blast.”

In the 3 match Test series, England won the first test by 5 wickets and lead the home series. New Zealand needs to win the match to stay alive in the series. The third and last test match of the New Zealand tour of England 2022 will be played on June 23 in Headingley, Leeds.