NZ captain Williamson ruled out of Bangladesh ODIs with elbow injury

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New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the ODI series against Bangladesh due to a small tear in his left elbow, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said.

According to Black Caps medical manager Dayle Shackel, the tear had been irritating the 30-year-old for months.

“He now needs a period of rest and rehabilitation to get the injury right,” Shackel said in a statement.

Meanwhile, head coach Gary Stead that the side wanted Williamson’s injury to be dealt with before the all-important ICC World Test Championship final against India in June

“We want to make sure we have Kane fit and firing for that,” Stead said.