New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson copped up a 20 percent fine along with players who received 10 percent for slow-over rate during their game against West Indies. The Kiwis managed to keep their unbeaten streak intact beating the team from the Caribbean Island by five runs almost from the jaws of defeat. As they move on to their next game, they will be wary of their skipper who faces a potential ban if he cops another fine in the upcoming matches.
Williamson fined for slow over rate
The Black Caps have made a startling beginning to their World Cup campaign winning five of the six games while the tie against India was a washout. Kane Williamson has led the team from the front with two back to back centuries which ended on a winning note. He has mastered the run chase with a 106 against West Indies while his knock of 148 helped New Zealand post a good total on the scoreboard. Williamson has amassed 373 runs in four innings at an average of 186.50. Ross Taylor is the only other player in the top-order to make some contributions to New Zealand’s totals in their five innings so far, with 200 runs at an average of 50.
Meanwhile, the likes of Martin Guptill, Colin Munro and a few in the middle-order have failed to fire in the World Cup so far. There have been calls from certain sections to tinker with the playing XI, but former coach Mike Hesson has advised his successor Gary Stead to continue with this line-up.
However, amidst a good run, Kane Williamson is in line to face a potential ban if his side is found guilty of a slow-over rate. New Zealand now faces tough opponents in the final three league matches against Pakistan, Australia and England. They are currently at the top of the points table with 11 points from six games, one point ahead of defending champions Australia.