Kane Williamson suffered a fractured thumb in New Zealand’s Cricket World Cup win over Bangladesh on Friday, an X-ray has revealed.
In his official comeback sport after seven months out with a knee harm, Williamson scored 78 however retired damage late on within the eight-wicket win after struggling a freak harm when hit on the thumb by a throw from a Bangladesh fielder.
The Black Caps captain was cautiously optimistic on the time, saying after the sport: “I’ve acquired a scan tomorrow… hopefully it is okay.” However New Zealand Cricket introduced on Saturday morning that an X-ray revealed an undisplaced fracture to his left thumb.
Williamson is to stay with the squad in India and is hoping to be out there for the workforce’s closing pool matches in November earlier than the semi-finals and closing, ought to New Zealand progress additional.
Tom Blundell will journey to India as a back-up.
Chasing 246 to win the sport towards Bangladesh in Chennai, Williamson batted fantastically in his first aggressive sport since rupturing his knee ligament in March. He had beforehand proven promising kind in New Zealand’s warm-up video games towards Pakistan and South Africa, neither of which carried official ODI standing.
Williamson solid an 80-run partnership with Devon Conway (45) and dropped anchor within the firm of Daryl Mitchell (89no off 67 balls), who smashed the successful six with 43 balls to spare.
It was a 3rd win in three for New Zealand to begin the event, following successes towards holders England and the Netherlands, each video games through which Williamson did not play.
The Black Caps are subsequent in motion towards Afghanistan on Wednesday.
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