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Kane Williamson suffers shoulder blow, in doubt for third Test


New Zealand captain Kane Williamson suffered a shoulder injury during the ongoing second Test against Bangladesh and eventually he’s in a major doubt for the third Test.

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He was immediately taken to the hospital to see if the injury is severe or not. He will undergo a scan on his left shoulder.

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The Kiwis undergoes a big blow ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019 which is scheduled to take place on 30th May.

Williamson suffered a blow to his shoulder when diving in the field in Bangladesh’s first innings. He detectably was influenced by it while batting yesterday, he felt adequate to turn out to bat toward the end of last night. He proceeded with his innings at the beginning of today, however twice needed to get out the physio for some running fixes, and didn’t look open to playing a few shots.

Regardless of the torment, Williamson walked out to bat after Bangladesh collapsed for 211, notwithstanding scoring his 30th Test 50 years amid his gritty innings of 74. He included 172 keeps running for the third wicket with Ross Taylor as New Zealand set up 432 for 6 pronounced because of Bangladesh’s first-innings score of 211.

Yet, when he was rejected for 74 by spinner Taijul Islam, Williamson went to a radiology facility for some prudent sweeps, returning so as to see Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls raise achievements after tea.

With Williamson off the field, New Zealand were driven by Tim Southee, while Peter Bocock fielded in his place.

As the World Cup is knocking at the door and Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to take place in this month, Williamson might be rested for the third and final test of the series. The third test will take place on 16th March at Christchurch.

Khan Mutasim Billah Life (Correspondent, Bdcrictime.com) 

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