Kane Williamson set to join New Zealand squad for England Tests after becoming father


Kane Williamson recently left the Indian Premier League (IPL) bio-secure bubble as he was set to become a father to a second child with wife Sarah Raheem.

Kane Williamson of New Zealand. Courtesy: Reuters

Kane Williamson of New Zealand. Courtesy: Reuters

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kane Williamson recently became father to a second child
  • Williamson played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL
  • England’s Test series against New Zealand will start on June 2

Kane Williamson is all set to join the New Zealand squad ahead of their three-match Test series, starting in June. The Tauranga-born cricketer recently left the Indian Premier League (IPL) bubble to attend his pregnant wife, Sarah Raheem. A couple of days ago, Williamson became a father to a second child and he shared the news on his social media handle.

Williamson, who played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the IPL, captioned the picture and wrote, “Welcome to the whnau little man!” Williamson recently recovered from an injury and made a comeback in the IPL.

The opening Test between England and New Zealand is set to get underway on June 2 at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.

VETTORI JOINS AUSTRALIA

In the meantime, former New Zealand cricketer Daniel Vettori joined the Australian men’s cricket team as their assistant coach. Back in March, the veteran worked with the squad before the white-ball leg of Australia’s tour of Pakistan.

Vettori has replaced Andrew McDonald, who is now the head coach of the team after Justin Langer’s departure earlier this year. Previously, Vettori and McDonald took part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) together for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

McDonald heaped praise on the former Black Caps’ spinner for his work ethics and approach towards the sport.

“I have worked with Daniel previously and could not speak more highly of his approach, work ethic and rapport he brings,” McDonald was quoted as saying.

“His experience and balanced style are well documented. He is a great fit and will bring an enormous amount of knowledge to the team,” he added.



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