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NZ vs ENG 2022 Tests: Kane Williamson tests Covid-19 positive

By Rohit - June 10, 2022 - Last updated on Jun 10, 2022 01:18 PM NZ vs ENG 2022 Tests: Kane Williamson tests Covid-19 positive

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the second Test against England here at Trent Bridge, New Zealand Cricket confirmed on Friday. Williamson took the Rapid Antigen Test after experiencing minor symptoms on Thursday. He started a 5-day isolation period while the rest of the team tested negative, coach Gary Stead said

New Zealand suffered a huge blow on the eve of the 2nd Test against England in Nottingham as their captain Kane Williamson was ruled out of the crunch encounter after testing positive for Covid-19. Williamson began a 5-day isolation period while the rest of the team have tested negative, coach Gary Stead said.

Tom Latham will replace Williamson as captain of New Zealand for the 2nd Test. After the big blow experienced opener Hamish Rutherford has been added to the squad.

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"Its such a shame for Kane to be forced to withdraw on the eve of such an important match," said New Zealand coach Gary Stead.
"Were all feeling for him at this time and know-how disappointed he will be."

In the first match, the Blackcaps suffered a five-wicket defeat against the Three Lions in Lords Test. An unbeaten century from Joe Root and brilliant bowling by debutant Matty Potts helped England beat New Zealand by five wickets last Sunday.

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