Kane Williamson will be back on the field soon after the injury and New Zealand fans can be happy given his importance to the team "The hamstring is minor, it's progressing nicely, so not too many concerns and we've still got plenty of time," he said, as quoted by cricbuzz "So, yeah, hopefully in the next sort of few days or so, I'll be taking basically full part in the training.
So, it's all good." In addition to hamstring, the elbow was also a problem, but it is clear that the situation has improved "The elbow - it has just been a bit of a slow-burner. Yeah, it has been quite frustrating for a long period of time."
"However, it has definitely improved a bit over the last two months I've had after the World Test Championship. In rehab, it has definitely seemed to move forward, which is refreshing, but still a little bit of time to get back to a 100 (per cent), but it's definitely better."
Williamson was relieved after a lot of time he spent in pain, but also the inability to perform activities normally. "Just gripping and then extending. So, which you do a lot of obviously (while) batting and it has been frustrating certainly when it was at its worst."
"But the harder you grip and further you extend, the more it seems to be quite disruptive. Like I said there's been a lot of improvement over the last three months, which is good." "That has really been the focus and I'm at the stage where I'm largely about to get through with some comfort and it's nice to be able to focus a bit more on the cricketing side of things rather than having constant negotiations with physios."
Obviously, changes have taken place with the onset of the pandemic, but Williamson hopes for a quick adjustment and a positive outcome. "They've varied a lot actually. Even a lot compared to what we experienced last summer when we had the whole tournament here [the UAE] and in previous years when we've played here as well," he pointed out.
"Something to be aware of; something certainly to prepare for and try and make those adjustments as quickly as possible and get comfortable with what realistic expectations are and what competitive totals are because it has not unfolded in that traditional T20 style at times.
"But then we've had other days, in the IPL when we turned up to Abu Dhabi, the wicket looked very similar, but there was sort of an 80-run difference in what was perhaps a par total." "It is really adjusting to what's in front of you as quickly as possible and trusting in that judgement."