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3 cricketers who could replace Kane Williamson in the WTC final

June 9, 2021

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Durba

The New Zealand Test team is currently on a tour of England for a 2-match Test series. New Zealand Test skipper Kane Williamson got an elbow injury while playing the 1st Test match against England. Hence, Williamson is expected to miss the 2nd Test match against England. Moreover, if the injury is severe, Williamson might also not be available for the WTC final against India. The Kiwis will have to find a suitable player to replace Williamson in the playing XI of the World Test Championship final. That said, here are 3 players who could replace Kane Williamson in the NZ playing XI in the WTC final:

⦁ Tom Blundell

Tom Blundell is one player who could replace Williamson in New Zealand playing XI in the WTC final. In 8 matches in the ICC World Test Championship, Blundell amassed a total of 402 runs for New Zealand. The New Zealand batsman boasts a superb batting average of 33.50 in the ICC World Test Championship. Blundell also has a superb track record against India in the Test format. In 2 Test matches against India, Blundell smacked a total of 117 runs for New Zealand.

⦁ Will Young

Young made his Test debut for New Zealand in a Test match against West Indies back in 2020. The 28-year-old has only played 2 Tests for New Zealand. However, Young has a lot of experience in the First Class format. In 85 First-Class matches, Young has amassed an impressive 5416 runs in total. Clearly, these stats make him a potential candidate to replace Williamson in New Zealand playing XI of the World Test Championship final.

⦁ Daryl Mitchell

Daryl Mitchell has played a total of 4 Test Matches for New Zealand. In 4 Tests, Mitchell amassed an impressive 226 runs in total. The New Zealand all-rounder boasts a superb batting average of 75.33 in the Test format. Daryl Mitchell is a possible candidate to replace Williamson in New Zealand playing XI in the World Test Championship final.

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Durba