Kane Williamson expected to be fit before the game against Pakistan 

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New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson will be fit by the time of New Zealand’s first game of the T20 World Cup 2021 as confirmed by head coach Gary Stead.

Kane Williamson, who led the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2021 missed out on the last league game of the Orange army which raised questions over his fitness. Although that game was a dead rubber as SRH was already out of the competition.

While talking to New Zealand Cricket’s media team Stead told that there’s nothing serious and he’s feeling good about his body.

Kane is fine assures Stead

“Kane is fine. He just had a very, very slight hamstring twinge, but he’s getting through everything at the moment and he’s feeling good. They [Sunrisers Hyderabad] were out of the competition as well, so I’m not sure if that was something he had to play in”  Gary Stead told NZC’s media team.

New Zealand’s head coach also confirmed that Devon Conway has also returned to practice after injuring his finger in the inaugural Hundred tournament. Gary further stated that the guys like Kyle Jamieson, Mitchell Santner who haven’t had a lot of match practice would be preferred to partake in the warm-up games. Stead noted that Jamieson will join the team in the next few days and Santner too would be eager to get some game time.

“I think the guys that haven’t played – we will be looking to give them as much game-time as we can. We’ve obviously got the Netherlands on the 16th, Australia on the 18th, and England on the 20th. The other guys will come in and join us after the IPL stages, so we’ll just see who has been playing and who hasn’t in that time. Kyle will join up in the next couple of days and he will want a bit of match-time and I believe Mitchell Santner will want some match-time as well,” he added.

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