Wednesday, 17 July 2019 01:14 GMT

New Zealand wary of Williamson ban

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) After being fined part of their match fee for a slow over rate against West Indies on Saturday, New Zealand will be keen to keep things ticking along quickly with skipper Kane Williamson facing a one-match ban at the World Cup.

Williamson was fined 20 percent of his match fee and the rest of the team 10 percent for a slow over rate in their five-run victory at Old Trafford.

As captain, Williamson would face suspension if the side are fined again, with New Zealand set to play Pakistan, Australia and England in their final three group stage games.

Unbeaten New Zealand top the table on 11 points and look good for a semifinal spot but with three potentially tight matches ahead the side will be keen not to lose such an important player for the run-in.

Williamson has scored back-to-back centuries, the 28-year-old holding together New Zealand's run chase against South Africa with 106 not out and then rescuing their innings with 148 against West Indies.


New Zealand wary of Williamson ban


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