Surgery definitely required Mike Hesson on New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson elbow injury – Latest Cricket News


New Zealand suffered an embarrassing 372-run defeat at the hands of India in the Mumbai Test. After this defeat, the team lost its number one chair along with the series. In the match, the Kiwis missed their regular captain Kane Williamson, who was not a part of the playing XI due to injury. Tom Latham took over the captaincy of the team in place of Williamson. Williamson again started suffering from elbow pain and the team management decided to give him rest. Williamson has been battling with elbow pain time and again. Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has expressed concern about this. Hesson believes that Williamson will have to give up cricket for some time and undergo surgery.

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Hesson, during a conversation with former Kiwi cricketer Ian Smith on Sen Radio, said that if Williamson wants to get rid of elbow pain, then he will have to undergo surgery. He said, ‘I think Williamson has reached the point where surgery is the only option. I know Williamson will be very upset because he has been given a lot of rest and his elbow is yet to heal. Williamson has been out of a lot of matches in the recent past. He had recently suffered a hip injury but his elbow injury has been going on for a long time. I think he will have to choose a time and have the operation. He will get complete relief from injury after being away from cricket for some time.

New Zealand now have to play a two-match Test series against Bangladesh in January at their home. Williamson is not sure to play in this series as well. After this, the Kiwi team has to play a series of three ODIs and one T20 match against Australia. The team will then play the series against South Africa in February-March. In such a situation, if Williamson does not play, then the team will miss him a lot.

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