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T20 World Cup: Not 100% fit, says Kane Williamson

T20 World Cup: Not 100% fit, says Kane Williamson

New Zealand’s captain, Kane Williamson says although he has entirely healed from a hamstring injury but elbow does not feel 100% fine. Been discomfort while gripping the bat and extending the elbow, he is pleased with his overall progress.

He says that his elbow may need a little bit of time to heal completely. Notably, the elbow complaint has been standing for too long for the New Zealand captain as he has missed out on NZ’s home series versus Bangladesh, the start of the first leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), and the Edgbaston Test in England versus the home siders.

“The hamstring is minor, it’s progressing nicely, so not too many concerns and we’ve still got plenty of time. So, yeah, hopefully in the next sort of few days or so, I’m taking basically full part in the training. So, it’s all good.
“The elbow – it has just been a bit of a slow-burner. Yeah, it has been quite frustrating for a long period of time. However, it has definitely improved a bit over the last two months I’ve had after the World Test Championship. On a rehab, it has definitely seemed to move forward, which is refreshing, but still a little bit of time to get back to a 100 [%], but it’s definitely better.”
If his elbow remains problematic, he might be pulled out of the encounters until he gets fully fit to play crucial with the bat.

NZ Coach: Kane Williamson fine and ready for T20 World Cup after a hamstring injury

Not more than two days ago, Gary Stead, the head coach of the NZ Cricket team, added that Williamson is fit and fine to progress in the T20 World Cup. His statement came in the enlightenment of Kane’s very very slight hamstring injury that is not the major area of concern now.

The NZ captain sustained the injury during IPL 2021, Sun Risers Hyderabad’s last encounter of the season in the UAE last week. He then joined the Black Caps camp in Dubai from IPL with other mates, Adam Milne and James Neesham, who have represented Mumbai Indians.

Kane Williamson and co will kick-start their T20 World Cup campaign versus Pakistan on 26th October. Notably, they are in the Group B of the Super 12 teams alongside Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and await two more contestants from Group Stage, Round 1.

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