New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will miss the second Take a look at in opposition to England at Trent Bridge on Friday after the Black Caps captain examined optimistic for Covid-19 on the eve of the match.
New Zealand Cricket mentioned Williamson used a fast antigen take a look at after experiencing minor signs and he has begun 5 days of isolation.
Coach Gary Stead confirmed Hamish Rutherford would be a part of the squad as Williamson’s substitute, and Tom Latham will captain the aspect in Williamson’s absence.
“It’s such a disgrace for Kane to be pressured to withdraw on the eve of such an necessary match,” Stead mentioned.
“We’re all feeling for him at the moment and know the way dissatisfied he can be.
“Hamish was with the Take a look at squad earlier within the tour and has been enjoying for the Leicestershire Foxes within the Vitality T20 Blast.”
The remainder of the touring occasion have returned unfavourable fast antigen take a look at outcomes and can proceed following the tour well being protocols of symptom reporting and subsequent testing if required.
Williamson’s aspect are combating to maintain the sequence alive in Nottingham this week and his absence is a blow to their hopes of levelling the scores.
England triumphed over New Zealand within the first Take a look at at Lord’s with a match-winning century from former captain Joe Root.