After the end of the 5-match T20 series against Pakistan, the New Zealand cricket team now has to play a 2-match Test series against South Africa at home from 4th February. At the same time, for the Kiwi team, before the start of this series, a relief news has come out regarding the fitness of Kane Williamson. Williamson could not play in the last 3 matches of the 5-match T20 series played against Pakistan due to a hamstring injury, after which everyone found it very difficult for him to play in this Test series as well. Williamson was injured while batting during the second T20 match.
Coach Gary Stead gave update on Williamson’s fitness
Kiwi team head coach Gary Stead said in his statement regarding Kane Williamson’s return to the Test series that he is confident that he will be completely fit. He would have got 1 to 2 days to start practicing and his injury was not too serious which was a good thing for us. He is a very important player for us and we know this, so we have given him time to get fully fit before the start of this series. Stead said in his statement regarding the South African team that he wants to assure that the team he will send on this tour will definitely get the experience of playing. All of them will have a lot of experience of playing first-class cricket and in such a situation we will not try to take South Africa lightly at all.
Stead expressed hope that Tim Blundell will also be fit.
Gary Stead has expressed full hope that wicketkeeper batsman Tom Blundell will also be fit for the Test series against South Africa. Let us tell you that Blundell has not played a single match since the Napier ODI match played in December last year. He is not yet fully fit from his injury. If Blundell is not fit, then Cam Fletcher or Dana Cleeve can take over the responsibility of wicketkeeping in the crucial Test played in Mount Maungani.
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