New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson ruled out of first two ODIs against India
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Published: February 4, 2020 9:26:11 am


Kane Williamson ruled out of first two ODIs against India (Source: AP)

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the first two one-day internationals against 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 against India final week and can miss Wednesday’s match in Hamilton and Saturday’s conflict in Auckland, New Zealand Cricket stated on Tuesday.

Black Caps physiotherapist Vijay Vallabh stated Williamson’s harm could be managed cautiously and the batsman could be match for the third and remaining 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 stated in a press release.

“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.”

Captains Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson watch the sport from the sideline in the course of the Twenty/20 cricket worldwide between India and New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui, New Zealand, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport by way of AP)

Tom Latham will stand in for Williamson as captain within the first two matches.

Lefthanded batsman Chapman scored 124 not out on debut against the United Arab Emirates in Dubai in 2015 however managed solely 9 runs in three matches against England final yr 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 stated.

“Mark’s a versatile player who can cover multiple batting positions and his fielding is a real upshot to have in the squad.”

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New Zealand will even play assessments against India in Hamilton and Christchurch on the finish of February and begin of March. The vacationers received the simply concluded Twenty20 sequence, with a 5-Zero sweep.

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