One of the modern-day great batter and New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the upcoming series against Bangladesh starting from March 20th, 2021.
The news was confirmed by New Zealand Cricket on Monday. Williamson last captained Kiwis against the recently concluded T20 International series against Australia which they won by 3-2.
However, it was not good series for the cool campaigner as he managed to score only 82 runs in five games which you don’t expect from the batsman of his caliber, especially in his backyard.
The veteran has suffered a minor tear in his left elbow tendon and has been ‘experiencing irritation’ in the latter half of the summer. Dayle Shackel, the NZC medical manager, put forth the development regarding Kane.
He stated that the Tauranga-born would be going into rehabilitation to become fit at the earliest.
“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,” Shackel was quoted as saying.
“Time-frames can vary but we’re hopeful that, after an initial rest, he should be able to begin rehabilitation next week,” he stated.
However, coach Gary Coach said that he is our main player and we want him to recover properly as the important match against India is aligned up in future in World Test Championship finals scheduled in the month of June 18th 2021 at Southampton.
“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. We’ve got a huge year of cricket ahead with an England Test tour and ICC World Test Championship Final, and we want to make sure we have Kane fit and firing for that,” Stead told.
Also Williamson will be taking part in the upcoming edition of IPL which is scheduled to start from April 9th 2021.