New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson ruled out of the fourth T20I due to shoulder injury, said New Zealand cricket just ahead of the match on Friday. New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee will lead the hosts in absence of Williamson in Wellington. The Blackcaps are already 3-0 down in the five-match series.
The Kiwi skipper has suffered an injury in the left shoulder while fielding during the 3rd T20I in Hamilton. The right-hander hopefully will be available for the fifth and final T20I at Bay Oval on Sunday.
Williamson is one of the most important batsmen in New Zealand’s squad and played a spectacular inning of 95 off 47 balls. Williamson surpassed Viart Kohli and Faf u Plessis recently to be the skipper with the most number of the fifties in the T20Is. With his knock in the 3rd T20I, the 29-year old went past the South African and Indian skipper.
New Zealand has been unfortunate in the third match in Hamilton when they faced the defeat against Virat Kohli and Co. With that the Blackcaps were handed a series loss in their home soil against the Indians.
Although the five-match T20I series has now become nothing less than a dead rubber, the Indians will be looking to whitewash their opponent as it will give a massive boost ahead of the T20I World Cup.
After the Hamilton defeat, Williamson said that super overs have not been too good for the Kiwis. He added it is disappointing when you lose after such a spectacular effort. The Blackcaps skipper said they will look to finish the match in regular time.