Will Kane Williamson play the third ODI: The home team’s coach has provided a massive update regarding their regular captain’s injury.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson succumbed to a shoulder injury to miss the fourth T20I of the ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand in Wellington.
What started as more of a precautionary measure saw Williamson missing the first two ODIs in addition to the last T20I in Mount Maunganui. While New Zealand went down from 0-3 to 0-5 in the T20Is, they have gained an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three match ODI series without Williamson.
Will Kane Williamson play the third ODI between New Zealand and India?
Led by stand-in captain Tim Southee, the hosts transcended India on two occasions in the ODIs. With Williamson regaining fitness, his presence will provide them with a better chance of returning the favour by whitewashing India in the 50-over format.
Williamson’s injury update was provided by incumbent New Zealand coach Shane Jurgensen. The video, which was uploaded on the official Twitter handle of New Zealand Cricket, has come as a massive reprieve for their fans.
“He [Kane Williamson] has had a full workout. He is on track for tomorrow. He’s looking good to be ready to play. Just one final look at him in the morning to make sure that nothing happens overnight.
“Still little bit early to say exactly that [100% fit]. But we are very confident regarding the injury being stable and not potentially getting any worse,” Jurgensen was quoted as saying in the video.
Positive news for captain Kane Williamson 👍
Coach Shane Jurgensen confirms he’s come through training well & is set for tomorrow’s third ODI at the Mount 🏏 #NZvIND #cricketnation pic.twitter.com/aA5GiEdvco
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) February 10, 2020
Williamson, whose last ODI was the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup last year, will be looking forward to play an ODI after almost seven months.