Williamson to miss T20 tri-series clash against England?

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Kane Williamson: “I’ve got a bit of a back niggle and hopefully it’s settled by tomorrow”

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New Zealand captain Kane Williamson could be sidelined for his side’s T20 tri-series fixture against England in Wellington on Tuesday due to a back injury.

A decision on whether Williamson will play will be taken prior to the match, but it is likely that the Black Caps won’t want to risk anything happening to the 27-year-old, especially as they will take on England once again on Friday and Australia two days later.

As a result of Williamson’s injury, New Zealand have called up batsman Henry Nicholls as a potential replacement.

“I’m 100-ish [per cent]. I’m looking forward to taking a full part in training and hoping I should be fit for tomorrow night but Henry is in is cover. I’ve got a bit of a back niggle and hopefully it’s settled by tomorrow,” Williamson was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz.

In regards to England, it remains unclear whether skipper Eoin Morgan will play any part for the remainder of the tri-series as he suffered a groin injury.

Morgan did not play for England in their seven-wicket loss to Australia on Saturday and Jos Buttler subsequently took over as captain.

Should Morgan be ruled out of Tuesday’s game and the rest of the tri-series, Buttler is set to keep hold of the captaincy.

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