Great news for Kane Williamson fans! New Zealand coach Gary Stead has said that the recovery process for Kane Williamson has been going well and although they are not overburdening him, Kane is expected to be fit for the upcoming series versus England. He also said that Kyle Jamieson's decision to not put himself up for IPL auction to focus on Test matches pleased him.
He's going really well. Been talking to him regularly the last week or so and he has no issues at all, training almost completely unrestricted now. Still just being careful around the overloading side of it so if that means he has a really big day batting just making sure he's not doing too much the next day. It will be an ongoing thing probably for the rest of his career that we will need to keep managing.
Gary Stead on Kane Williamson
I think it's a very brave move for someone of Kyle's age to make. He's had some experiences there and worked out what he needs as a cricketer. He wants to play all forms for New Zealand if he can, but Test cricket being the pinnacle for him is really important to him. He identified that, we had some conversations, and I think to not put his name in the hat was something not many cricketers would do. But I congratulate him on looking after what he thinks he needs to play Test cricket.
Gary Stead on Kyle Jamieson's IPL decision