New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will miss the second Test against the West Indies so he can be with his wife who is expecting their first child.

Williamson scored a career-high 251 in the first Test of the two-match series to steer New Zealand to a win by an innings and 134 runs.

Opener Will Young, who made his debut in the first Test at Mount Maunganui, will remain in the New Zealand lineup and wicketkeeper BJ Watling, who missed the first Test with injury, may return.

The announcement Williamson will not play at the Basin Reserve ended a day of uncertainty over his availability.

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Williamson left the New Zealand team early on Thursday to return to his home in Tauranga and attend a midwife appointment with his wife, Sarah. He was expected to rejoin the New Zealand team late in the afternoon and to start the Test match…

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