Kane Williamson has been named to New Zealand’s World Cup squad.

In exciting news for New Zealand Cricket, skipper Kane Williamson has been named to the Kiwis’ 15-man ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup squad.

Williamson, who injured his knee in the Indian Premier League, has made enough progress in his recovery to be named to the World Cup squad, though he may not be able to play in the tournament’s opening match.

“Kane has applied phenomenal dedication to his rehabilitation and has been supported by a strong group of experts around him,” said head coach Gary Stead.

“He’s left no stone unturned in his quest to return to the highest level of cricket.” We are thrilled to be able to choose him.

“At the same time, he’s kept his recovery in perspective and hasn’t wanted to rush or force his way back too soon.” As we previously stated, it’s fantastic that he wants to play cricket for New Zealand in the long run.”

“As we’ve stated throughout this process, we want to give Kane every opportunity to recover.” The World Cup is not a short tournament, and we will continue to monitor his progress over the next month as we approach the first match.”

“At the same time, he’s kept his recovery in perspective, and he hasn’t wanted to rush or force his way back too soon.” As previously stated, we think it’s fantastic that he wants to play cricket for New Zealand in the future.”

“As we’ve stated throughout this process, we want to give Kane every opportunity to recover.” The World Cup is not a short tournament, and we will continue to track his progress over the next month as the first match approaches.”

Williamson has been training with the New Zealand team during their tour of England, despite not being a member of the squad. As he recovers from knee surgery, Williamson hopes to be included in New Zealand’s plans from the start.

The veteran batter has only played 12 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) since the conclusion of the 2019 Cricket World Cup final, but he remains an important member of the fifty-overs squad and has a stellar record in the format.

On September 11, New Zealand will name its World Cup squad.