Huge blow for New Zealand’s 1st World Cup match

New Zealand will miss the presence of their regular skipper Kane Williamson in the inaugural match against England. He will be playing in the warm up matches against Pakistan and South Africa. 

He is recovering from knee surgery.  During the IPL (Indian Premier League) while fielding he got injured and was taken off to the field. After that it was found that his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) was damaged.  

In his absence Tom Latham will take the charge and lead the team. On 5th October Kiwis will meet England in the World Cup inaugural match. Also both of them were the finalists of the 2019 WC. 

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead said, “Right from the start we have taken a long term view on Kane’s return to play. His recovery is tracking well and it’s now a matter of making sure he can cope with the rigors and intensity of international cricket. We will continue to take a day by day approach to Kane’s rehabilitation and certainly won’t be putting any pressure on him to return before he is ready.”

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