Kane Williamson will step down from captaincy in one format of the game. According to 1News, the announcement will be made while revealing the squad for a Test series in Pakistan.

It is still unclear what form he will leave or who will be New Zealand’s new skipper. However, there were speculations that he might quit his leadership role in T20Is, but the timing hints toward red-ball cricket.

It is believed that workload management has become a big issue for the best New Zealand player, and Kane’s elbow injury has also impacted his performance.

As for captaincy contenders, Tom Latham and Tim Southee have led the side in his absence. Latham has filled the role in Test cricket, while Southee led in shorter formats.

Williamson, 32, has captained New Zealand’s national cricket team 193 times in 333 games across all formats. The team has won 99 games.

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