Bad news for New Zealand as Kane Williamson likely to miss T20 World Cup matches

Kane Williamson’s elbow niggle has flared up a bit and there is a chance that the New Zealand captain would miss a couple of matches during the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE.

Head coach Gary Stead stated that Kane didn’t bat against England in order to avoid further problems. The coach added Williamson’s elbow injury had “flared up a little bit” after the three-wicket loss to Australia in the first warm-up match.

When he was asked whether Kane might have to miss a few games, Stead said there is always that chance.”We’re still pretty hopeful and confident that if we get the rest right, initially here now, and get that balance right then he should be right to play,” Stead was quoted as saying by ‘’.

New Zealand will open their campaign against Pakistan in Sharjah on Tuesday. “Kane is a prodigious hitter of and balls, he loves to prepare that way as well, and in some ways that’s probably the worst thing he can do, is over-hit at times.

“So it’s really getting that balance right, between feeling ready and feeling prepared to go, and making sure we don’t aggravate anything,” Stead said.