New Zealand’s Michael Bracewell tests positive for coronavirus

Bracewell made his debut in the five-wicket defeat at Nottingham.

By Press Association Published: 15 June 2022 - 10.46am

New Zealand all-rounder Michael Bracewell has tested positive for Covid-19 following his side’s defeat to England at Trent Bridge.

Bracewell experienced symptoms on Wednesday morning and became the second squad member to contract the virus after captain Kane Williamson, who missed the second Test after a positive result on the eve of the match.

New Zealand Nets Session and Press Conference – Trent Bridge – Thursday June 9th
Kane Williamson had already tested positive (Mike Egerton/PA)

Bracewell, who made his debut in the five-wicket defeat at Nottingham, will now isolate for five days but should be available to play in the final Test at Headingley next Thursday.

The rest of the New Zealand squad are undertaking a fresh round of rapid antigen tests on Wednesday to determine if there has been a wider outbreak within the group.

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