Breaking: NZ coach speculates that he was aiming to exclude Williamson from Test Captaincy

New Zealand coach Gary Stead
New Zealand coach Gary Stead on Monday dismissed speculations that he had tried to remove Kane Williamson from Test captaincy

Following New Zealand’s 0-3 defeat at the hands of Australia earlier this year, rumors surfaced that Stead preferred left-handed batsman Tom Latham for Test captaincy over incumbent Williamson.

On Monday, New Zealand coach Gary Stead dismissed speculations he had attempted to remove Kane Williamson from Test captaincy, saying “there is no truth” in them and his relationship with the skipper remains “strong.”

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Following New Zealand’s 0-3 loss at Australia ‘s hands earlier this year, reports have arisen that Stead favored left-handed batsman Tom Latham to captain Test over incumbent Williamson.

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Coach Gary Stead said he has a strong relation with Kane Williamson. (File Photo/NZC).
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