ENG vs NZ, 2nd Test: Kane Williamson ruled out, Trent Boult in; check probable playing XI of New Zealand and England for Edgbaston Test – Ahead of the second Test against England, New Zealand have received a major blow as their captain Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the match. Tom Latham will be captaining the side while Will Young will take Kane’s place in the side. While on the other hand, England will miss the services of banned Ollie Robinson as he has been banned from international cricket. Dominic Bess was added to the squad in place of Robinson but Craig Overton is likely to play the Edgbaston Test.
ENG vs NZ: In the absence of captain Kane, Veteran Ross Taylor will have to step up and deliver in the second Test. He would also want to get back in form ahead of the World Test Championship. In the bowling department, Trent Boult will get back after enjoying leave. He would look to get back in rhythm ahead of WTC final.
ENG v NZ, 2nd Test Probable Playing XI:
ENG vs NZ: England
Opening batsman – Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley
Middle-order batsman – Zak Crawley, Joe Root (c), Daniel Lawrence
Wicket-keeper – James Bracey (wk)
All-rounder – Ollie Pope, Craig Overton,
Pacers – Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, James Anderson
ENG vs NZ: New Zealand
Opening Batsman – Tom Latham(c), Devon Conway
Middle-order batsman – Will Young, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls
Wicket-keeper batsman – BJ Watling
Allrounder – Daryl Mitchell
Spinner – Ajaz Patel
Pacer – Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee