Black Caps coach Gary Stead has indicated that New Zealand captain Kane Williamson might be out for a minimum of two months with an elbow tendon damage.
a report in content material.co.nz Claimed that Williamson is prone to return for the two-Test sequence in opposition to South Africa beginning February 17 in Christchurch subsequent 12 months.
Williamson was dominated out of the second Test in opposition to India on the morning of the primary day and Stead confirmed on Tuesday that he’s prone to sit out for a minimum of eight or 9 weeks, though he could also be spared any surgical procedure.
“Kane is doing well,” Stead stated of the captain and his damage.
“Last time it was about eight or 9 weeks after the World Test Championship (ultimate) and earlier than the IPL and T20 World Cup.
“I hope it’s somewhere in that time frame again. We’re trying not to put a deadline at this stage.”
New Zealand will face Bangladesh for 2 Tests, the primary of which begins on New Year’s Day at Mount Maunganui, after which three ODIs and a T20I from 30 January to eight February, earlier than preparations for the primary Test in opposition to Australia. travels to. Proteas.
“I think surgery is unlikely,” Stead stated of the damage’s therapy.
“Surgery will solely be sure that rehab is completed. If we do not wish to lower the tendon, it is our alternative not to take action.
“Kane is doing this hard, don’t get me wrong. He loves to play for New Zealand? He hates the idea of missing any cricket, let alone Test cricket for New Zealand,” the coach he stated.
With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS