NZ skipper Williamson out of Bangladesh ODIs with injury
Published: 12:43 PM, 9 March 2021
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson will miss the ODI series against Bangladesh due to elbow surgery, the New Zealand Cricket said in a statement on Tuesday.
Dayle Shackel, the medical manager of the team, said, “Williamson has a small tear in his left elbow which needs months to recover.”
He said Williamson attempted to manage the injury while still playing without success, forcing him to sit out the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh which begins on March 20.
“He now needs a period of rest and rehabilitation to get the injury right,” Shackel said in the statement.
Meanwhile, Black Caps coach Gary Stead said the team wanted Williamson’s injury dealt with before they contest 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,” he added.
New Zealand is scheduled to face Bangladesh on May 20.