Kane Williamson, the New Zealand captain, could travel with the team for the 50-over world cup later in the year in India, even if he’s not fully fit to be a part of the squad. Head coach Gary Stead admitted, on Wednesday, that they would ‘absolutely’ look to utilise Williamson in a mentor-type role in case he remains unavailable to play.
Williamson, who experienced a leg tendon injury on his right knee while endeavoring to take a find during Gujarat Titans’ most memorable match of the continuous Indian Chief Association, has gone through a medical procedure and is attempting to beat the clock to be good for the World Cup.
“It’s still unreasonably right on time to be aware,” Stead expressed in front of the five-match series against Pakistan. “He’s had the activity and, until now, what we know, that has been fruitful. So he is in the extremely, beginning phases of his recovery program.”
While Stead would rather not preclude the chance of Williamson getting back to the side for the show-stopper occasion, to be played from October 5 to November 19, the possibilities appear to be distressing.
“It’s clearly lovely non-weight-bearing at this stage, and he’s in a support. It’s simply meeting achievements as we go. Our line around Kane, right now, is as yet it’s improbable that he will be accessible, however we surely don’t have any desire to preclude an individual of his group and type, and the things he brings to this group, too soon in the event that there is that opportunity still.
“It’s [schedule] not out yet, so there’s very little we can do about that, so it keeps our choices sensibly open without knowing the scenes and who we are playing at various settings.
“Along these lines, it makes it quite hard to finish designs at the present time. Yet, that again gives players open doors that are inside the crew now to get over here and play for New Zealand