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13 Oct 2021
In what would come as welcome news for New Zealand in the upcoming T20 World Cup, sipper Kane Williamson did not suffer serious injury and is well and truly on the path of full fitness, coach Gary Stead said.
Kane Williamson missed the final game for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League but Stead said that he suffered a minor hamstring twinge and that the move was taken considering it to be an inconsequential game.
“Kane's fine,” Stead told New Zealand Cricket. “He's just had a very, very slight hamstring twinge, but he's getting through everything at the moment, he's feeling good.
“They [Sunrisers Hyderabad] were out of the competition as well, so I'm not sure if that was something he had to play in.”
Williamson has joined the Blackcaps camp in Dubai after his franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad were knocked out of the IPL 2021.
Williamson will be a key figure in the New Zealand side for the world cup as his experience of batting on the same pitches in IPL where world cup games will be played will be a massive boost for them. He was not in great form with the bat for the Sunrisers, but the Blackcaps would hope he has regained form with more experience of the conditions.