New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan both suffered injuries while playing 11th match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday.
Williamson was forced to retire hurt after suffering a left thumb injury during New Zealand’s chase of 246 runs.
Williamson, on his return to international cricket after suffering an ACL injury in IPL 2023, was hit on the left glove from a throw as the batter took a single to move to 78. He hung around for a while after receiving medical attention but left the field soon.
“Got a bit fat and colourful straightaway,” Williamson said after the match. “Just made holding the bat a little difficult.”
Meanwhile, Bangladesh captain Shakib al Hasan was taken for a scan after being hurt his left quad during the game.
“Shakib is having a scan as he hurt his left quad,” a BCB official said on Friday adding that any further call will be taken after assessing his condition.
Bangladesh have lost two of their three fixtures and will be hopeful of Shakib’s return to full fitness before their next fixture – six days away in Pune against India on October 19.
New Zealand meanwhile too will hope the latest setback for Williamson isn’t severe as he made a seamless return to ODI cricket, starring with 78 in his team’s victory.