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Kane Williamson retires harm with tight hamstring in Hamilton T20I in opposition to Pakistan


New Zealand captain Kane Williamson retired harm after “experiencing tightness” in his proper hamstring whereas batting within the second T20I in opposition to Pakistan in Hamilton on Sunday. As a precautionary measure, he wouldn’t return to the sphere.

Tim Southee will captain New Zealand for the remainder of the sport.

After the tenth over, Williamson was seen getting attended to by the physio, with him clutching his proper hamstring. He was batting on 26 off 15, with three fours and a six. In the course of the drinks interval, he then trudged off with Daryl Mitchell popping out to bat in his place.

As per a New Zealand Cricket assertion, Williamson skilled tightness in his hamstring whereas finishing a run within the tenth over.

Williamson has had a spate of accidents in current occasions. He ruptured his ACL within the first match of IPL 2023 and recovered simply in time to play the ODI World Cup in India six months later. In the course of the World Cup match in opposition to Bangladesh, he suffered a damaged thumb forcing him to overlook 4 extra video games earlier than returning for the conflict in opposition to Pakistan.

He was named in New Zealand’s squad for the T20I collection at residence in opposition to Bangladesh final month earlier than being withdrawn on ‘medical recommendation’. He was a part of solely two T20Is of the continued collection in opposition to Pakistan and was to sit down out of the ultimate sport in Dunedin.

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