NZ head coach Gary Stead rules out surgery for Kane Williamson, gives update on Ross Taylor's future

NZ head coach Gary Stead rules out surgery for Kane Williamson, gives update on Ross Taylor’s future

Gary Stead also added that Williamson might need to rest for close to 8 weeks to regain full fitness.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson. (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

The elbow of New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is of extreme importance to the Kiwi side. Williamson is arguably the most important asset of the Black Caps side today, and the batting maestro even sat out of the 2nd Test against India because his elbow injury flared up once again.

And now, the Head Coach of the New Zealand side, Gary Stead has provided an update on Williamson’s injury. Stead said that surgery will not be required for Williamson at this stage.

Stead also added that Williamson might need to rest for close to 8 weeks to regain full fitness. Stead also feels that batting legend Ross Taylor will continue to find a place in the Test side in the future as well.

“Black Caps coach Gary Stead rules out surgery for Kane Williamson and his elbow. Says (paraphrasing) it wouldn’t actually do much different to extended rest. Suspects that rest will be 8 or so weeks. Stead has also backed Ross Taylor to continue in the Test side,” read a tweet from Guy Heveldt.

You can see the tweet below

Kane Williamson has been a pillar of New Zealand cricket for a decade

For a decade now, Kane Williamson has been the pillar of the New Zealand cricket team in all formats of the game. The right-handed batting maestro is the 2nd highest run-scorer for the Kiwis in Test cricket with 7272 runs to his name and has scored his runs in the whites at a superb average of 53.47.

Also, the batting gladiator has represented the Black Caps in 151 ODI matches and has scored 6174 runs. In T20I cricket, Williamson is the 3rd highest run-scorer for New Zealand and has plundered 2021 runs.

He also led the Kiwis to the final of the 2019 fifty-over World Cup that was held in England as well. Furthermore, New Zealand emerged as the champions of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) under Williamson’s stewardship.