Kane Williamson to miss New Zealand-Bangladesh ODI series

In a statement, New Zealand Cricket medical manager Dayle Shackel said Williamson has a small tear in his left elbow tendon that requires immediate treatment.

Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson will miss New Zealand's three one-day internationals against Bangladesh due to elbow injury. (File Photo)   -  Getty Images

Captain Kane Williamson will miss New Zealand's three one-day internationals against Bangladesh later this month with an elbow injury.

In a statement, New Zealand Cricket medical manager Dayle Shackel said Williamson has a small tear in his left elbow tendon that requires immediate treatment.

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"Kane's been managing the elbow injury to varying degrees this summer and unfortunately it hasn't improved," Shackel said.

"He obviously has a high volume of training and playing across the three formats which has inhibited his ability to recover.

"We believe he now needs a period of rest and rehabilitation to get the injury right."

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Williamson is now unlikely to play for New Zealand at home again during the southern hemisphere summer.

The one-day internationals will be played on March 20, 23 and 26. Williamson will also likely miss three Twenty20 internationals against Bangladesh on March 28, 30 and April 1 while travelling to the Indian Premier League.

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He will rejoin New Zealand for its two-test series against England in May before the World Test Championship final against India at Southampton from June 18 to 22.

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