ENG vs NZ: Kiwis stand-in captain Latham eyes historic win at Edgbaston

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Tom Latham (proper) takes a catch throughout coaching session as Ross Taylor appears to be like on in Birmingham on Wednesday.

New Zealand’s stand-in captain Tom Latham faces uphill activity as he leads his staff, afterward Thursday, within the second Check in opposition to England at Edgbaston the place they’ve misplaced all their earlier 4 matches.

The Kiwis have misplaced Exams on the venue in 1958, 1965, 1990 and 1999.

Latham is main the aspect after common captain Kane Williamson was unavailable attributable to elbow niggle.

If Latham’s aspect is ready to script a win, it is going to be solely their third collection win in 18 makes an attempt and simply their sixth win in 56 Exams, in England.

“For me, it’s nearly attempting to proceed what this group has been doing over the past couple of years,” Latham, who will captain Black Caps for less than the third time, mentioned forward of the second Check.

“We’ve got had some actually good outcomes dwelling and away and in several circumstances and I actually wouldn’t be coming in and altering issues up an excessive amount of. It’s only a continuation of what the group has been doing and attempting to stay to what we all know works for us,” added Latham.

The 29-year-old had led the staff twice earlier than – in a loss to Australia in Sydney in January, 2020, and in a win over West Indies in Wellington in December, 2020.

“It’s a good alternative for me, and I’m actually wanting ahead to doing that over the following few days,” added the left-handed opener, whose father Rod performed for New Zealand within the 1990s.

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