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Williamson bats away niggle

News Summed Up 2018-02-12 05:30:00

Kane Williamson bats through back niggle, intent on still leading Black Caps in Twenty20 MARK GEENTYANDREW CORNAGA/PHOTOSPORT New Zealand captain Kane Williamson could hand over the reins to Tim Southee, left, for Tuesday's England match if his back injury worsens. Williamson said he was "100-ish" per cent but his back niggle was serious enough to summon Nicholls from Christchurch. READ MORE:* England mirror Black Caps' woes* Head to head: should Williamson play T20 for NZ? With the Black Caps having another six-month hiatus over winter, Williamson will head to the IPL in April then rejoin Yorkshire in English county cricket. Power hitters Mark Chapman and Tim Seifert eye their Black Caps debuts with the simple message: don't change a thing.