Williamson got injured while fielding during the curtain-raiser of the IPL 2023 between GT and CSK.
New Zealand have a difficult undertaking to appoint a captain for the ODI World Cup 2023 if their ordinary skipper Kane Williamson fails to get healthy in time. Williamson received injured whilst fielding in the course of the curtain-raiser of the ongoing IPL 2023 between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings on March 31.
The Kiwi captain tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his proper knee and went via a profitable surgical procedure in April. The 32-year-old is possibly to take at least 9 months to get better and therefore his participation in the World Cup is uncertain. Commenting on the feasible replacements of their normal skipper head instruct Gary Stead threw in names of Test captain Tim Southee and Tom Latham.
“That’s some thing that nonetheless wants to be labored out. Tim’s captain in the take a look at group as well, however Tom’s had a lot of white-ball ride for us in the past. I notion he captained actually nicely [in Pakistan], with a variety of guys he did not understand a whole lot about as well, and that is constantly a challenge,” Stead used to be quoted as pronouncing via stuff.co.nz.
Latham has captained New Zealand in 23 of the forty six ODIs video games on account that the closing ODI World Cup in England in 2019. The opening batter was once no longer taken into consideration when Williamson stepped down from Test captaincy in December 2022.
The southpaw these days led a second-string squad in T20I and ODI collection in Pakistan the place they managed to draw the T20I sequence 2-2 and misplaced the ODI sequence 1-4.
However, head train Stead is nonetheless hopeful of Williamson to get better in time and if he’s now not capable to make it then Stead is eager on taking him as a mentor for the marquee tournament.
The ODI World Cup 2023 will reportedly be performed from October 5 to November 19, however, the complete agenda of the match is but to be announced. Hence, Stead is nevertheless ready for New Zealand’s fixtures to be established and is keen to comprehend what venues and prerequisites they will have to put together for. The fixtures are probably to be out after the stop of the ongoing IPL.