Williamson to miss England T20 series

Vastavam web: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will miss next month’s home Twenty20 series against England due to a hip injury, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Friday. Fast bowler Tim Southee will lead the Black Caps in the five matches against England starting in Christchurch on Nov. 1.

“We’ve been monitoring the injury for a while now and it’s the same issue that ruled him out of the final test against Bangladesh back in March,” New Zealand coach Gary Stead told the NZC website here. Fast bowler Blair Tickner was named in the New Zealand squad after making his debut against India this year. New Zealand host England in a two-test series starting at Tauranga on Nov. 20.