SRH’s KaneWilliamson likely to miss beginning of IPL 2019

Sunrisers Hyderabad have been dealt with a blow ahead of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Skipper Kane Williamson is likely to miss the beginning of IPL 12 due to an injury.
The New Zealand batsman suffered a shoulder injury while fielding against Bangladesh in the second Test match.
New Zealand won the second Test match by an innings and 12 runs on Tuesday.
With this victory, the hosts have sealed the three-match Test series 2-0.
The Black Caps have confirmed that the star batsman will be assessed and a call will be taken ahead of the third Test against the Tigers.
Williamson scored a gritty 74 in the second Test.
Injury update: Williamson in doubt for the third Test after an MRI confirmed a grade one tear to his left pectoral minor muscle. He will travel to Christchurch with us to be further assessed. The third Test starts on Saturday. #NZvBAN
“There’s obviously irritation and a wee bit of bleeding, it’s not a major injury. We’re hopeful that he will recover quickly, and the thing for us is to make sure he doesn’t aggravate it any more. He will come to Christchurch and we will make an assessment there on whether he plays,” Stead said.
The Kiwis won’t be rushing Williamson at this moment.
He is their most valuable asset going into the ICC World Cup 2019.
The Kiwi coach confirmed that Williamson will only fly to India for the IPL, if he feels 100% fit.
The IPL 2019 starts from March 23 onwards with Royal Challengers Bangalore playing the opener against Chennai Super Kings.
Williamson was instrumental for SRH in IPL 2018.
He led the side well in the absence of David Warner and got them to the finale.
The right-handed batsman was also the top run-scorer (735 runs).
If he misses a few games, then it will be an issue for SRH, since Warner can play IPL only once his ban ends on March 29.

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