New Zealand plans in tatters after Kane Williamson is ruled out with Covid-19

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  • Black Caps captain ruled out of Test at Trent Bridge
  • Tom Latham to be stand-in skipper as Williamson isolates

New Zealand saw their hopes of levelling the ongoing series against England suffer a significant setback after Kane Williamson, captain and leading batsman, was ruled out of today’s second Test after contracting Covid-19.

Williamson was present at training on Thursday and in an upbeat pre-match press conference extolled the virtues of Test cricket in response to a recent forecast from Greg Barclay, chair of the International Cricket Council, that the format will shrink in future.

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Written by Ali Martin at Trent Bridge
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jun/09/kane-williamson-test-cricket-england-new-zealand-trent-bridge under the title “New Zealand plans in tatters after Kane Williamson is ruled out with Covid-19”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.