Before the World Test Championship Final, the New Zealand team has suffered a major setback. The New Zealand team is currently playing a Test series against England (England vs New Zealand).
London, June 8 : Before the World Test Championship Final, the New Zealand team has suffered a major setback. The New Zealand team is currently playing a Test series against England (England vs New Zealand). The first Test of the series was drawn, but the Kiwi team’s difficulties have increased before the second Test. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner have been ruled out with injuries. The New Zealand Cricket Board has ruled that Williamson has a corner injury and Mitchell Santner has a finger injury.
Mitchell Santner has been ruled out of the second Test against England. A decision on Williamson’s play will be made on Wednesday. The second Test between New Zealand and England will be played in Birmingham from June 11.
Williamson needs to play
Williamson needs to play for New Zealand in the second Test, as he has one last chance to prepare for the final of the World Test Championship. Williamson’s performance in England has been disappointing. If he scores big in the second Test, his confidence can increase. He had 13 runs and 1 run in the first innings of the Lord’s Test.
Ejaz Patel, on the other hand, could get a chance to replace Mitchell Santner due to injury. Ejaz Patel has taken 22 wickets in 8 Test matches. Ejaz made his debut in 2018, taking 7 wickets in his first match and was Man of the Match.
The World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand (India vs New Zealand) is scheduled for June 18-22.