Before the commencement of the series against Bangladesh, a piece of bad news blows the New Zealand side. Kane Williamson, the captain, and the team’s best batting star has been ruled out of the ODI series due to an elbow injury.
A few months ago, New Zealand cricket team medical manager Dayle Shackel enunciated that Williamson suffered from a small fracture in his left elbow. He had some problems with it. Williamson tried hard enough to recover from the injury but did not succeed in the end. That is why the Kiwi captain is withdrawing his name from the ODI series against Bangladesh. He needs a few days of rest at the moment.
The final of the ICC World Test Championship will be held in Southampton from June 18. New Zealand’s opponent is India. The New Zealand team wants to give Williamson a break in the series against Bangladesh and prepare him for the World Test Championship final. Coach Gary Stead also said, “The New Zealand team wants Williamson to recover from this elbow injury before the World Test Championship final. We want Williamson to be 100% fit in the final of the Test Championship.”
However, Coach Stead did not forget to mention that New Zealand will miss Williamson in the series against Bangladesh as well. “We will definitely miss an experienced cricketer like Williamson in the ODI series against Bangladesh,“ he said. We will miss his leadership. But it is clear that Williamson’s sabbatical for injury will open the door to new opportunities.”
Bangladesh team has already reached New Zealand to play three ODIs and a T20I against New Zealand. Their quarantine period was going on in Christchurch as soon as they reached there. Despite being under quarantine for the first few days, the Bangladesh team has been able to go to the field for two hours to perform some light practice. This quarantine period ended yesterday. From now on, Tamim-Mahmudullah & the team will be able to practice in full force.
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