New Zealand Head Coach Gary Stead has revealed that NZ captain and batting legend Kane Williamson is actually suffering from a ‘minor injury’ ahead of the 2021 T20 World Cup. In this article we discussed about New Zealand Head Coach Stead Updates On Williamson’s Injury.
Stead, on the other hand, stated that Williamson is in great spirits so everything is pleasant. Stead also believes that the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) team is now out of competition for the playoffs by the game they lost their last league game and that Williamson may not even have played as a result.
Stead Updates On Williamson’s Injury
“Kane’s fine. He’s just had a very, very slight hamstring twinge, but he’s getting through everything at the moment, he’s feeling good. I am not sure it was something he had to play in (SRH’s final league match),” said Gary Stead.
Gary Stead also stated that the New Zealand team will train during the first period after their 6-day quarantine on October 12th, 2021 and that the Black Caps are trying to adjust to the high temperatures.
“We trained yesterday at a different ground … it was really our first run after being in quarantine for six days, so it was good to get outside, have a bit of a run-around, and get used to the heat,” said Stead.
You can feel you’d burn pretty quick: Stead
Stead also disclosed that the conditions in the UAE are extremely hot and that the Black Caps have brought plenty of fluids with them. Stead concludes by stating that participants can burn out rapidly in this kind of high temperatures and that the New Zealand team is aware of the fact that they must not completely destroy too early in the season.
“Today has been a much bigger session. It’s hot, I can assure you of that. A lot of fluids and stuff are being taken on board. It’s something we are certainly conscious of that we don’t blow people out too early in the tournament with the heat. It’s somewhere between 35 and 38 degrees, probably. You can feel you’d burn pretty quick,” concluded Gary Stead.
New Zealand will face Pakistan in their first game of the 2021 T20 World Cup on October 26th, 2021, at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.