Stead provides Williamson injury update ahead of Pakistan match

The Kiwi skipper picked up a hamstring injury while featuring for Sunrises Hyderabad in IPL

Stead provides Williamson injury update ahead of Pakistan match PHOTO: AFP

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, who is currently featuring in the India Premier League (IPL), missed his last game with an injury last week.

The Kiwi head coach Gary Stead said that Kane hurt his hamstring while featuring in IPL but the New Zealand captain is fine now.

"Kane is fine. He just had a very, very slight hamstring twinge, but he's getting through everything at the moment and he's feeling good," Stead told NZC's in-house media team at their training base in Dubai.

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"They [Sunrisers Hyderabad] were out of the competition as well, so I'm not sure if that was something he had to play in," said Stead.

Giving updates on other players' injuries, Stead said that Devon Conway has also returned to nets after picking up a finger injury at the inaugural Hundred in August earlier.

The New Zealand team will play three warm-up games before facing Pakistan at the mega event on October 26.

Stead added that players will be given opportunities in the warm-up matches to assess options.

"I think the guys that haven't played - we will be looking to give them as much game-time as we can," Stead said.

He lastly added, "We've obviously got the Netherlands on the 16th, Australia on the 18th, and England on the 20th. The other guys will come in and join us after the IPL stages, so we'll just see who has been playing and who hasn't in that time.

 Kyle will join up in the next couple of days and he will want a bit of match-time and I believe Mitchell Santner will want some match-time as well."