NZ cricket coach Gary Stead hopes to have captain Kane Williamson again for his or her three-Take a look at tour of England in June, however are conscious of managing his workload to forestall a recurrence of an elbow damage.
Williamson, 31, missed residence collection in opposition to Bangladesh and South Africa with a tendon damage in his left elbow that has been troubling him over the past 18 months.
Whereas Kane has returned to motion within the Indian Premier League, Stead stated there was no have to rush his return to the Black Caps.
“The catch-22 is, Kane comes again early, scores a 100 and his elbow is gone once more, after which we would be in the identical place,” Stead instructed reporters on Tuesday.
“Kane, like every of us, wants breaks at sure instances. He is dying to play cricket for New Zealand once more, I can completely guarantee you of that, however we won’t burn him out sooner or later.
“Now we have to be good round these issues.”
Williamson, who reached out to India nice Sachin Tendulkar and Australia’s Steve Smith for recommendation on recovering from elbow accidents, instructed reporters in February he was so uninterested in coping with the elbow there have been instances he needed to “reduce it off”.
Tom Latham led the aspect in opposition to Bangladesh and South Africa, in addition to within the limited-overs residence collection in opposition to Netherlands, in Williamson’s absence.
“In the mean time, Kane is simply out of that function as a result of he hasn’t been accessible for us,” Stead stated. So when Kane comes again, I anticipate him to be captain for us once more.”