Kane Williamson Ruled Out, New Zealand Name Tom Latham As Captain For Bangladesh Tests

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Tom Latham was named as New Zealand captain for the Bangladesh Test series after regular skipper Kane Williamson was ruled out with an elbow injury, New Zealand Cricket announced on Wednesday. In another major development, wicketkeeper-batter Devon Conway returned to the squad after recovering from an injury that kept him away from the India tour. “With regular captain Kane Williamson ruled out with an elbow injury, Latham will lead the side for an entire series for the first time, having stepped in to fill the role on four previous occasions,” said NZC in a statement.

There was no space for a specialist spinner in the 13-man squad, meaning left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel missed out despite his heroics in India, with Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell covering the spin and seam all-rounder spots, respectively.

New Zealand Test squad: Tom Latham (c), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, Will Young.

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