Kane Williamson has a whopping average of 56 against South Africa © Getty Images
Kane Williamson has a whopping average of 56 against South Africa in One-Day Internationals © Getty Images

Oct 14, 2014

Kane Williamson, New Zealand’s premier batsman, is in doubt for the series against South Africa. The three-match bilateral tournament against South Africa begins next week in New Zealand. This was a bad blow with the ICC World Cup 2015 only a few months away.

The Kiwi batsman came back from the Champions League T 20 2014 with a sore left wrist. Due to the trouble in the wrist he received a cortisone injection on last Friday. Williamson was in very good form for the Northern Knights in the Champions League T 20 2014 in India, however the wrist problem began to cause him considerable discomfort.

Coach Mike Hesson confirmed Williamson would not participate in the 50-over warm up game on Saturday against Ireland in Hamilton and that his condition would be reassessed on Monday. At this juncture he looks certain to miss the 1st ODI against South Africa at Mt Maunganui on Tuesday.