Kane Williamson, the captain of the New Zealand and Sunrisers Hyderabad franchises, is confident of being healthy for the IPL 2022 season. He has decided to undergo rehabilitation instead of surgery so as to remain in the game and prevent any possibilities that could ruin his chance of earning money through cricket.

Williamson entered the IPL in 2021 with an elbow ailment that had kept him out of the ODI series against Bangladesh at home. Fate struck Kane so hard that he was considered unfit to play in the first half of IPL 2021, and coach Trevor Bayliss said that he needed a little more time to become fit to play again.

“I’ve had it [elbow injury] for a long time now, so this amount of time is to try to get it right,” he says. “I believe injury determined the timing of this time,” Williamson stated according to cricbuzz. “It’s improving, which is excellent, and there’s still a long way to go between now and then, or possibly between now and some of the Netherlands games. There’s nothing concrete, but it’s moving forward. So I’m hoping to return to the field as soon as possible.”

“Last IPL season was another example when I wasn’t originally active and it was also due to an elbow injury.” The franchise was fantastic and really helpful. I’m hopeful that things will get better. The T20 format, in particular, is a little more user-friendly when it comes to loading management. So, we’ll have to wait and see, but it’s progressing, which is encouraging.”