New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was dominated out of the second Check in opposition to England in Nottingham on Friday, after testing constructive for COVID-19 on the eve of the match.
Williamson undertook a Fast Antigen Check (RAT) after experiencing minor signs through the day and can now start 5 days of isolation, coach Gary Stead stated.
Exams of the remainder of the New Zealand squad returned destructive.
The lack of batting mainstay Williamson is a extreme blow for New Zealand who’re determined to maintain the three-Check collection alive after dropping the primary match by 5 wickets.
Stead confirmed opener Tom Latham will take over as captain and Hamish Rutherford has been known as into the squad as Williamson’s alternative.
“It’s such a shame for Kane to be forced to withdraw on the eve of such an important match,” Stead stated.
“We’re all feeling for him at this time and know how disappointed he will be.”
Rutherford, who final performed Check cricket seven years in the past, is already in England enjoying Twenty20 cricket for the Leicestershire Foxes.