New Zealand Captain Ruled Out of World Cup?
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will miss the second match of the Cricket World Cup against the Netherlands.
Williamson is still recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament earlier this year.
He trained with the squad after the victory over England in the opening match, but will not be risked in the field. New Zealand are
set to be buoyed by the availability of fast bowlers Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson.Williamson is targeting a return to the side in the third match against Bangladesh.
Williamson batted in New Zealand's Cricket World Cup warm-up matches against Pakistan and South Africa, but was not risked in the field.
New Zealand head coach Gary Stead is confident that Williamson will be playing the third match.Williamson is a key player for New Zealand and his absence will be a blow
to the team.New Zealand will need to find a way to cope without Williamson in the second match against the Netherlands.
Williamson's return in the third match against Bangladesh will be a boost for New Zealand.
New Zealand are one of the favorites to win the Cricket World Cup and Williamson's return will make them even stronger contenders.