Expectations were high after the New Zealand captain saw a video posted on Instagram of a white ball hitting the net, suggesting he would recover from his serious injury in time for this year’s big event.
New Zealand captain and star batsman Kane Williamson could return from a right knee injury ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in October or November.
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Williamson, who led his side to the 2019 World Cup final, suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury while playing for the Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League in April this year. ruptured. He then had surgery in New Zealand and was continuing his rehabilitation.
“I’m happy to be back in the net to take a few shots with racket in hand,” Williamson said in his latest video, heralding his long-awaited return to the game.
The Blackcaps captain was the team’s leading run-getter at the 2019 World Championship with 578 runs, including two Centuries and two Fifties, on 82.57 points, and was named Player of the Tournament. rice field.
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His World Cup return will be a huge boost for the Kiwis, who have been performing well in recent ICC tournaments – 50 overs 2021 World Test Championship winner in 2015 and 2019, and also a T20 World Cup finalist in the same year.
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New Zealand kicks off their World Cup season with a tournament opener against 2019 champions England at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad on 5 October. The final will be held at the same venue on November 19th.