Kane Williamson Is Out For The Remainder Of The T20 Series Against Pakistan

Publish Date
Monday, 15 January 2024, 4:04PM


Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson is set to miss the remainder of the T20 series against Pakistan after suffering a hamstring injury in the side’s latest win.

Williamson retired hurt on 26 and has returned home to Tauranga where he is awaiting the results of a scan.

The Black Caps won the match by 21 runs and have a 2-nil lead in the five-match series heading into game three in Dunedin on Wednesday.

Williamson was due to skip that match anyway and due to return for games four and five but is now unlikely to be seen in the rest of the Pakistan series.

Black Caps coach Gary Stead confirmed batter Will Young has joined the squad as injury cover.

“With the test matches so close... and a higher priority, it’s likely we’ll try and make sure that he’s right for that.”

New Zealand have home tests against South Africa and Australia coming up over the next couple of months.

Stead said the injury is on the same leg which Williamson had operated on after an ACL injury at the IPL in April last year.

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