Kane Williamson will miss the 3rd T20 due to medical reasons

Kane Williamson will miss the 3rd T20 due to medical reasons

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will not available for the third T20I against India in Napier due to a prearranged doctor’s appointment. He is expected to rejoin the team ahead of his three ODI series starting on Friday.

More updates on this are shared by New Zealand’s Team management recently.

Head coach Gary Stead said Tim Southey will lead New Zealand in the third T20I in Williamson’s absence while Mark Chapman was called up to the team as cover. This change will be for a temporary period for the team.

“Kane has been trying to book this for some time, but unfortunately it did not fit into our schedule. I have. “Stead said Williamson’s doctor appointment has nothing to do with his elbow, a pre-existing injury the New Zealand captain suffered last year. Because of this, he missed the IPL match against New Zealand. Williamson’s form in the T20 format has come under scrutiny recently. While New Zealand advanced to the semi-finals of his 2022 T20 World Championship in Australia, Williamson scored just 178 runs at a batting average of 116.33. Last week he scored just 216 runs in his 2022 season batting average of 93.51 and an eighth-place he was released by IPL franchise Sunrisers his Hyderabad.

After the first T20I was washed out at Wellington, India won the second match at Mount Maunganui by 65 runs behind Surya Kumar Yadav’s Century. Despite hitting New Zealand’s best shot of 52 to 61 balls in the Chase, Williamson was unable to challenge for 192 goals.

The third and final T20I between both teams will be held in Napier on Tuesday and the team will travel to Auckland for its first ODI on November 25th. His second and third ODI will take place in Hamilton and Christchurch on November 27th and 30th.

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