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Williamson Given Two Weeks To Prove World Cup Fitness: New Zealand Coach Stead

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Kane Williamson tore the cruciate ligaments in his right knee playing for Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in April.

New Zealand has given captain Kane Williamson a two- week deadline to prove his fitness for the ODI World Cup 2023 starting in October, head trainer Gary Stead said Monday.

The batsman tore the cruciate ligaments in his right knee playing for Gujarat elephants in the Indian Premier League( IPL) in April.

The 33- time-old has recovered well and is fur in the nets, with a place in New Zealand’s 15- man team now in sight.

“We ’ve got about two weeks from now until we name that side, ” vantage told New Zealand media.

“We ’re going to give him every chance to use that full quantum of time. He’s in full recovery mode, he’s reverse fur in the nets again, which is great to see.

“He’s progressing really well, but there’s a lot of work for him still to do to make sure he gets where we need him to be. ”

Williamson has scored further than 6,500 runs in one- day transnational justice and led New Zealand in its nail- smelling defeat to England in the 2019 World Cup final.

New Zealand plays England in its opening game of the World Cup in Ahmedabad on October 5. As part of his recovery shot, Williamson is with the team on their white- ball stint of England.

“Of course, we want him at the World Cup, but there’s that bigger picture that we want Kane Williamson fit for the rest of his career, ” added Stead.

“There will be honest exchanges that Kane and I’ll have around exactly where he’s at. ”

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