Before the last match of the two-match Test series being played against England, New Zealand's team had suffered another setback. Wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling will also not be able to play in the match after captain Kane Williamson and spinner Mitchell Santner are out. Just before the Birmingham Test, he had to be ruled out of the match due to sudden illness. Tom Blundell will play in place of Watling in this match.
The troubles of the New Zealand cricket team do not seem to be diminishing at the moment. The England series, which was being considered as a good opportunity for the team before the World Test Championship against India, seems to be in trouble for it. One after the other, three important players are forced to sit out due to injury. On Wednesday, a day before the match, the biggest setback for the team came in the form of captain Williamson. Earlier, spinner Santner had to be ruled out of the Birmingham Test due to injury.
Now the team's experienced wicketkeeper Watling is not playing in the second Test due to complaints of back pain. Let us tell you that after playing the Test Championship final match against India, Watling has announced to say goodbye to international cricket. Now if his injury becomes serious then he may have to retire without playing a match.
Williamson's injury is an elbow injury which is being treated as serious. It is also being speculated that due to this injury, he will have to sit out of the important final against India. Spinner Santner has got a cut in his finger, due to which he can also be out of the match against Team India.
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