New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Tuesday affirmed that captain Kane Williamson has been precluded from the impending ODI arrangement against Bangladesh because of a left elbow injury.
Williamson has a little tear in his left-elbow ligament and he had been encountering aggravation in the back-portion of the mid year.
NZC Medical Manager Dayle Shackel said it was clear the injury currently required focused on intercession.
“Kane’s been managing the elbow injury to varying degrees this summer and unfortunately it hasn’t improved. He obviously has a high volume of training and playing across the three formats, which has inhibited his ability to recover. We believe he now needs a period of rest and rehabilitation to get the injury right,” quoted by Shackel during press conference
“Kane loves playing for his country – so it hasn’t been an easy decision to step back. A batsman’s front elbow is crucial to his game and with the injury not improving it was clear something needed to be done,” said by Stead.
“We’ve got a huge year of cricket ahead with an England Test tour and ICC World Test Championship Final first up in May and June, and we want to make sure we have Kane fit and firing for that. We will certainly miss his class and leadership in the upcoming Bangladesh series, but his omission will no doubt present an opportunity for someone else when the ODI squad is named,”
The Kiwis ODI crew will be delivered first thing on Thursday morning. The primary ODI against Bangladesh is on Saturday, March 20 at the University of Otago Oval in Dunedin.
Now let’s see in the absence of Kane Williamson, how New Zealand is going to manage the white ball cricket. His leadership skills are always admired and now the Kiwis have to do the same thing despite of Captain Cool Williamson.