On Monday, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) announced that New Zealand Cricket captain Kane Williamson will not be able to play in the third and final Twenty20 International match against India, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday in Napier. In Williamson’s absence, New Zealand Cricket pacer Tim Southee will be in charge of leading the side.
On the other hand, Williamson is expected to return in time to lead the team in the one-day international series that will begin on Friday. According to an official release, “Blackcaps skipper Kane Williamson will miss the third Twenty20 International that will take place in Napier on Tuesday in order to attend a pre-arranged medical appointment.”
It was also stated that Auckland Aces batsman Mark Chapman would be joining the Twenty20 squad in Napier today.
Williamson will re-join the Blackcaps on Wednesday, when the One-Day International team will be gathering in Auckland in preparation for the first match of the series, which will take place at Eden Park on Friday.
According to Coach Gary Stead, Williamson’s past elbow ailment had nothing to do with the medical appointment that was scheduled.
“Kane has been trying to get this scheduled for quite some time now, but we just haven’t been able to find the time in our calendar to accommodate it.
Our players’ and staff’s physical fitness and mental well-being are of the utmost importance, and we look forward to seeing him in Auckland “he said.
After participating in the most recent Twenty20 World Cup and Tri Series in Christchurch, Stead mentioned that Chapman was thrilled to be rejoining the team.
Stead referred to him as a great player who offers a good deal of versatility in the batting order.
Tim Southee will serve as the team’s captain for the third and final match, which will take place on Tuesday at McLean Park. Stead made the announcement. After their victory in the second Twenty20 International by a score of 65 runs, India currently hold a 1-0 lead in the Twenty20 International series.