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In his first game for the Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League last month, Kane Williamson was injured while playing on the field.

Despite being sidelined with an injury, New Zealand’s white-ball captain Kane Williamson may make the trip to India for this year’s ODI World Cup. Gary Stead, the team’s head coach, has stated that he is “absolutely” interested in utilizing the limited overs captain and veteran batter in a mentoring capacity. Williamson’s ACL surgery on his right knee was successful, and he is already participating in rehabilitation. The 32-year-old was injured while doing fielding duties in his first game for the Gujarat Titans last month in the Indian Premier League.

Williamson leaped high to save a six at the boundary but landed awkwardly, damaging his knee. The injury was so severe that he had to be helped off the pitch. Far too soon to tell at this point. The operation was performed, and preliminary results indicate that it was successful. Stead told reporters before New Zealand’s five-match ODI series against Pakistan that Williamson is “very, very early” in his rehabilitation regimen.

He’s got a brace on it, so he can’t put any weight on it right now. Simply reaching predetermined goals along the way. The Black Caps captain’s participation in the 50-over tournament, set to begin in October, has been eliminated by the injury, given that the typical recuperation time for an ACL rupture is nine months.

Nonetheless, Stead maintains an upbeat outlook.

“Our line around Kane, at the moment, is still it’s unlikely that he will be available,” but “we certainly don’t want to rule out a person of his class and caliber, and the things he brings to this team, too early in case there is that chance still.” In the last two 50-over World Cups, New Zealand has placed second. The Black Caps, led by Williamson, were eliminated from the 2019 50-over World Cup by hosts England due to a deficit in the number of boundaries scored.

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