New Zealand captain Kane Williamson out of his team for 3 matches : The ODI World Cup-2023 is currently being played in the hosting of India. One player has been injured during this ICC tournament. He returned to the field after months. Now due to injury he has to be out of 3 matches of his team.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson out of his team for 3 matches : The ICC ODI World Cup (ODI World Cup-2023) is currently being played by India. A veteran player has got injured during this ICC tournament. He returned to the field after months. Due to injury, he has now had to be out of his team’s 3 World Cup matches.
Out of 3 matches of World Cup
The legend being mentioned is none other than New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. Kane Williamson, who returned to competitive cricket after a long time, has suffered a fracture in his thumb and will not be able to play in New Zealand’s next 3 matches in the ODI World Cup-2023. This also includes the match against India.
Retired hurt in the match
Kane Williamson was injured while taking runs during the match played against Bangladesh on Friday. This was Williamson’s first international match after injuring his knee during the Indian Premier League (IPL) in March. He retired hurt after scoring 78 runs. It seems that luck is not on Williamson’s side as apart from the match against Afghanistan on October 18, he will also miss the matches against India in Dharamsala on October 22 and against South Africa in Pune on October 28.
This player joined as cover
If he recovers from the thumb injury, he will be available to play in the last three matches of the league stage to be held in November. New Zealand Cricket said in a statement, ‘X-ray has confirmed that Williamson has a fracture in the thumb of his left hand. During the match played against Bangladesh in Chennai on Friday, a throw had hit his thumb while taking a run. Williamson will remain in New Zealand’s World Cup squad so that he is available to play in the league stage matches next month. Tom Blundell will tour India as his option but he will not be an official part of the team.
Coach expressed hope
Meanwhile, New Zealand coach Gary Stead expressed hope that Williamson will play his role in the last stages of the tournament. He said, ‘We all feel bad about Williamson. This is disappointing news for all of us. He can play in the last matches of the league stage after rest and rehabilitation. He is an important part of our team and a world class player and captain. Therefore, we will provide him every possible opportunity to return to the tournament.