New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will miss the second Take a look at after testing Covid optimistic.© AFP
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was dominated out of the second Take a look at towards England in Nottingham on Friday, after testing optimistic for Covid-19 on the eve of the match. Williamson undertook a Speedy Antigen Take a look at (RAT) after experiencing minor signs in the course of the day and can now start 5 days of isolation, coach Gary Stead mentioned. The remainder of the New Zealand squad returned detrimental exams.
The lack of batting mainstay Williamson is a extreme blow for New Zealand who’re determined to maintain the three-Take a look at sequence alive after dropping the primary match by 5 wickets.
“It is such a disgrace for Kane to be compelled to withdraw on the eve of such an vital match,” Stead mentioned.
“We’re all feeling for him presently and understand how dissatisfied he can be.”
Rutherford, who final performed Take a look at cricket seven years in the past, is already in England enjoying Twenty20 cricket for the Leicestershire Foxes.
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