Kane Williamson is about to overlook the upcoming ODI World Cup scheduled to be performed in India later this yr. After being injured in his first IPL match of this for Gujarat Giants, the scans revealed a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his proper knee. Now he’ll endure surgical procedure throughout the subsequent three weeks.
Within the match towards Chennai Tremendous Kings, Williamson was seen trying a catch on the deep sq. leg boundary within the thirteenth over of the CSK innings. He landed on his proper knee buckling underneath his weight and regardless of with the ability to handle a few runs, ended up injuring himself. He was visibly in ache and was sure to overlook the IPL 2023.
Williamson who returned to New Zealand the place the severity of the harm was involved, mentioned, “Naturally it’s disappointing to get such an harm, however my focus now’s on having the surgical procedure and beginning rehab,” he mentioned. “It’s going to take a while, however I’ll be doing every thing I can to get again on the sphere as quickly as attainable.”
Nevertheless, his unavailability will damage New Zealand because the captain is a serious help for them with a median of 47.83 throughout 161 ODIs with 13 tons of. Williamson captained New Zealand to the 2019 World Cup ultimate, the place they ultimately misplaced towards England within the ultimate on the premise of a boundary depend.
“You’re taking Kane the participant for a begin, however then Kane the chief and the particular person he’s inside our group as nicely, it’s an enormous spanner within the works for us,” New Zealand coach Gary Stead mentioned. “We haven’t given up hope that he could be proper however at this stage it does look unlikely. Our first ideas are with Kane in the intervening time, it’s a troublesome time for him, it’s not an harm you count on…it hits you fairly laborious.”