New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson remains in doubt whether he will play the third test match against Bangladesh at Hagley Oval, Christchurch which will be played on March 16.
Although the Black Caps have been victorious in the Test series as they stunned the Asians in the second test with the brilliant bowling contributions from Neil Wagner and Trent Boult who shared 9 wickets among themselves to clear New Zealand’s victory path. New Zealand lead the series by 2-0 and will aim to whitewash Bangladesh in the final test.
Kane Williamson suffered a shoulder injury on the Day 3 of the second Test while fielding at Gully and was taken to hospital for MRI scans after he completed his batting scoring 74. The MRI scans were out on March 12 and it says that Kane has a grade one tear to his left pectoral minor muscle.
According to New Zealand’s head coach Garry Stead, Williamson will be traveling with the team for the final Test at Christchurch but the management will consider whether to play him or not before few days of the match as keeping the World Cup coming further in mind, New Zealand will require the services of their strike batsman and they cannot take any risks at the moment.
The injury Williamson has faced is rare, not serious and has seen by five more people in the world said Stead talking on Williamson’s recovery, Tommy Simsek the team physio said “It’s not a major injury and we are hopeful that in short period of time he will be back to full noise”
If Williamson won’t play for the third test than New Zealand has a back-up for him in the form of Will Young the 26-year-old who plays for Central District in the Super Smash league and was the 4th highest run-scorer with 320 runs in 11 innings playing at the average of 32.00. Young can probably make his International debut in the final test.