‘Not too Many Concerns’ Around Hamstring but Elbow not 100% yet : Kane Williamson

The New Zealand captain been feeling discomfort while gripping the bat and extending the elbow but is pleased with the overall progress

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has confirmed that his hamstring is fine but elbow might still need “a little bit of time” to get back to 100%. The elbow complaint has been a long-standing one for Williamson, forcing him to miss the ODI series at home against Bangladesh, the start of the first leg of IPL 2021 in India and the Edgbaston Test against England.

After leading New Zealand to World Test Championship glory, Williamson continued to manage his elbow as he withdrew from the Hundred, where he was supposed to turn out for the Birmingham Phoenix.

“The hamstring is minor, it’s progressing nicely, so not too many concerns and we’ve still got plenty of time,” Williamson said, speaking from New Zealand’s base in Dubai. “So, yeah, hopefully in the next few days or so, I’ll be taking part in the training. So, it’s all good.

“The elbow – it has just been a bit of a slow-burner. Yeah, it has been quite frustrating for a long period of time. However, it has definitely improved a bit over the last two months I’ve had after the World Test Championship. In rehab, it has definitely seemed to move forward, which is refreshing, but still a little bit of time to get back to a 100 [%], but it’s definitely better.”

Williamson explained that he has been feeling some discomfort while gripping the bat and extending the elbow, but was pleased with his overall rehab in months that followed the WTC final against India.