Ben Stokes’ health is a concern for England heading into the third Test against New Zealand at Headingley on Thursday as they attempt to sweep the series 3-0. LEEDS
Stokes was absent from practice on Tuesday due to illness, according to a team spokeswoman. The all-rounder had tested negative for the coronavirus but was being kept away from the team out of care.
positive instances in their team during the tour.
Stokes’ health concerns overshadow England’s attempt to sweep New Zealand.
Along with Williamson, the tourists have also seen positive Covid-19 results from Henry Nicholls, Devon Conway, Michael Bracewell, and two members of their backroom staff in England.
Each of the four players is healthy and available to play this week in Leeds.
Williamson was confined to his hotel room in Nottingham and was a powerless bystander.