New Zealand head coach Gary Stead on Tuesday said that skipper Kane Williamson’s left elbow injury is being monitored and a decision on his availability in the second Test against England will be taken on Wednesday.

The first Test between England and New Zealand had ended as a draw and both the teams will now lock horns in the second Test, beginning Thursday at Edgbaston.

The coach has also said that spinner Mitchell Santner has been ruled out of the second Test due to a cut he suffered on his left index finger during the first Test.

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“Gary Stead update, Birmingham, pace bowlers from Lord’s will not all play 2nd Test, Trent Boult available and likely to return, Mitch Santner ruled out with his cut left index finger, Kane Williamson’s left elbow injury being monitored and a decision to be made…

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