He will stay in the lineup in an effort to be available for the last stretch of pool play the following month.
Kane Williamson’s left thumb has an undisplaced fracture, according to an X-ray. He will remain in the squad with the goal of returning for the last week of pool play next month.As backup, Tom Blundell will travel to India.
In the World Cup match between the Black Caps and Bangladesh, which took place in Chennai on Friday, Williamson was hit by a toss while trying to complete a run. The Black Caps triumphed by eight wickets.
Williamson left the game hurt at age 78. Following an anterior cruciate ligament injury sustained in the Indian Premier League’s opening match in March, Williamson was sidelined for New Zealand’s opening two World Cup matches.