No plans to Remove Williamson from Test Captaincy – Gary Stead
New Zealand head coach, Gary Stead has commented that “currently there are no plans to remove Kane Williamson, from the captaincy spot for the New Zealand team”.
Earlier in the year, there were rumours of Stead being unhappy with Williamson regarding his captaincy, after the teams 3-0 loss to Australia.
It was rumoured that Stead wanted batsman Tom Latham to lead the team, instead of Williamson.
Speaking on the matter, Stead commented that, “there was no truth to such rumours, and that such information, was news to him as well”.
He commented that “Williamson, has been a great leader for the team so far, and that he is confident in his abilities”. He feels that “his relationship with Williamson is good and strong at the moment”.
Stead, however, admitted that “he and Williamson were philosophically different”. Stead feels that “he is different from every other player in the team in terms of philosophy and ideals”.
Earlier this year, in May, the New Zealand Cricket Board had also rubbished rumours regarding removing Williamson from captaincy.
Currently, New Zealand cricketers have begun their training after the COVID lockdown was lifted in the country,