Despite being injured, New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson is anticipated to be with his team for the ODI World Cup 2023, as the team administration is likely to hire him as a consultant. Gary Stead, the head coach of New Zealand, believes that there is still a chance that Williamson will participate in the prestigious competition that will take place in India in October and November.
The anterior Cruciate Ligament ruptured in the right knee of the great New Zealand hitter while playing defense in the first IPL 2023 match between the Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings on March 31. Kane Williamson promptly made his way back to the United States from India after undergoing successful surgery and being seen using crutches. The Kiwi ODI captain, whose knee is currently in a brace, is receiving rehabilitation and is most likely going to miss the ODI World Cup in 2023.
It’s still way too early to tell, you know. According to what we now know, the surgery that he had was successful. According to Stead, who ESPNCricinfo quoted, he is so very, very early in his rehabilitation program.
“He’s wearing a brace, so it’s obviously not very weight-bearing at this point. So, all that’s required is that we keep achieving our goals. Although we continue to believe it is improbable that Kane will be available, we don’t want to rule out someone of his caliber and the qualities he brings to our squad too quickly in case there is still a chance. Yes, without a doubt, the New Zealand head coach continued, “I’d send him to India as a mentor.
Williamson won the title of “Player of the Tournament” at the 2019 editions of the ODI World Cup, therefore the squad will be looking for the right substitute now that he won’t be there. Fortunately, Mark Chapman has established himself as the “knight in shining armor” for the Kiwis, finishing with 290 runs from five innings to lead them in the recent five-match T20I series against Pakistan.
For the World Cup, one person we are thinking of is Mark Chapman: David Stead
Since making his ODI debut for New Zealand in 2018, the 28-year-old has only participated in five of those matches. But the right-handed hitter excels at spin, which gives him a strong candidate for the World Cup team. Following his recent exploits against Pakistan, Stead thinks Chapman might as well qualify for the ODI World Cup.