Tim Southee available for selection, confirms Tom Latham

The 2019 runners-up in New Zealand will next take on the hosts, Team India at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on October 22, Sunday. Both the teams are coming after registering four wins on the trot so far in the competition and one of them will have their first defeat.

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But ahead of this clash between the table toppers, New Zealand’s stand-in skipper Tom Latham confirmed that Tim Southee is fit and is available for selection. In the pre-match press conference, Latham said, “He’s available for selection.” It is to be noted that Southee had suffered a thumb injury during the ODI series against England ahead of the ODI World Cup 2023 in India and was sidelined for the first four matches in the showpiece event.  

It’s a day-by-day process: Tom Latham on Kane Williamson  

The stand-in skipper also spoke about the veteran batter, Kane Williamson, who sustained an injury in match against Bangladesh in Chennai. The Kiwi skipper’s hand was hit by a throw while he is completing a run at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Scan later confirmed a fracture with the BlackCaps calling in Tom Bundell as cover.

While talking in the pre-match presser, Latham added, “Kane’s obviously till nursing hi thumb injury. It’ a day-by-day process with him a well. Fingers crossed he’ll be available for later on in the tournament.”

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