New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will miss the second and final Test against England at Edgbaston starting on Thursday to rest his troublesome left elbow.

The 30-year-old missed the Black Caps’ one-day series against Bangladesh in March with the same issue.

Opening batsman Tom Latham will captain the tourists in Williamson’s absence.

New Zealand are confident that Williamson, the world’s number-one rated Test batsman, will be fit to play in the World Test Championship final against India in Southampton next week.