NZ vs ENG 2018: Kane Williamson to replace Ross Taylor in the third ODI

The five match ODI series stands 1-1.

Williamson missed the second ODI due to injury. (Getty)

The ODI series between New Zealand and England stands at a level of equilibrium with the third ODI to be played in Wellington on Saturday.  Ahead of the next ODI, New Zealand have been hit by a major injury concern. 

Omnisport reports that Kane Willaimson will replace Ross Taylor in the third ODI in Wellington. Taylor hurt his quad during the second ODI, which England won to level the five-match series at 1-1, on Wednesday.

After training on Friday, New Zealand announced Taylor would miss the third game in Wellington on Saturday before being assessed.

Williamson, who missed the second ODI due to a hamstring injury passed a fitness test and is available. In the first two ODIs, while Santner's all-round show helped New Zealand emerge victorious at Hamilton, Stokes made a statement on his comeback with his all-round show at The Bay Oval to help England draw level in the contest. 


England ODI squad

Eoin Morgan(c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Jason Roy, Craig Overton

NZ ODI squad

Kane Williamson(c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Ish Sodhi


By Anshuman Roy - 02 Mar, 2018

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