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Williamson set to miss second Test against West Indies

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will not be available for the second Test against West Indies which is scheduled to take place on Friday (December 11). He will fly back home to be with his partner Sarah Raheem for the birth of their first child.

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead confirmed the news in a video message on New Zealand Cricket’s (NZC) official twitter handle on Thursday (December 10).

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He revealed Will Young will replace Williamson at no. 3 alongside the news of absence of Williamson. Opener Tom Latham will lead New Zealand in this match.

“It’s a decision we have come to around, I guess, the best decision for him [Williamson] and Sarah, and also for our team long-term, and in terms of him being in a good place to be with Sarah as well. Young will come in and bat three, it’s a logical replacement that he just slips into that position. Will’s played there a lot, so, yeah, it’s a natural replacement.

“Tom Latham will take over as captain. He has been Test captain before in the past for us, and he’s got a calm head on his shoulders, and I know with a lot of other leaders in our team that he will lean on them for their support as well,” Gary stead said.

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