New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson will not be a part of this month’s ODI series against Bangladesh after suffering from an elbow injury, the Black Caps said on Tuesday.
The team’s Medical Manager Dayle Shackel said Kane Williamson had suffered from a small tear in his left elbow that had been irritating him for months. He said Williamson had attempted to manage the injury while playing but didn’t succeed as a result he had to sit out in the three match Bangladesh ODI series which will begin on March 20. “He now needs a period of rest and rehabilitation to get the injury right,” Shackel said in a statement.
Coach Gary Stead said that the New Zealanders wanted Williamson’s injury to be dealt before they play in the inaugural ICC World Test Championship final against India in June. “We want to make sure we have Kane fit and firing for that,” Stead said.
“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 New Zealand ODI team which will face Bangladesh will be named on Thursday 11th of March 2021.