New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the primary two one-day internationals in opposition to India this week attributable to a shoulder downside and changed within the squad by Mark Chapman. Williamson suffered an “inflamed AC joint in his left shoulder” whereas fielding in a Twenty20 match in opposition to India final week and can miss Wednesday’s match in Hamilton and Saturday’s conflict in Auckland, New Zealand Cricket mentioned on Tuesday.
Black Caps physiotherapist Vijay Vallabh mentioned Williamson’s damage could be managed cautiously and the batsman may be match for the third and ultimate match of the sequence at Mount Maunganui.
“Kane has had an X-ray scan which cleared him of anything serious, but it’s best for his recovery that he avoids aggravating the joint for the next few days,” Vallabh mentioned in an announcement.
“He will continue his fitness training sessions throughout the week and will start batting again on Friday with the prospect of being available for game three next Tuesday.”
Tom Latham will stand in for Williamson as captain within the first two matches.
Lefthanded batsman Chapman scored 124 not out on debut in opposition to the United Arab Emirates in Dubai in 2015 however managed solely 9 runs in three matches in opposition to England final 12 months in his final ODI outings.
“It’s great to welcome Mark back into the one-day unit off the back of consecutive centuries for New Zealand A against a strong India A side,” selector Gavin Larsen mentioned.
“Mark’s a versatile player who can cover multiple batting positions and his fielding is a real upshot to have in the squad.”
New Zealand can even play checks in opposition to India in Hamilton and Christchurch on the finish of February and begin of March. The vacationers gained the simply concluded Twenty20 sequence, with a 5-zero sweep.