Kane Williamson Gearing Up To Play IPL 2020
Kane Williamson (Image Credit: IPL)

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is keep to play IPL 2020. After it was announced that IPL 2020 will take place in UAE this year, the former SunRisers Hyderbad captain begun his training at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui as New Zealand has done considerably well to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Incidentally, it was the first training session for Williamson after the halt due to novel coronavirus pandemic. Senior New Zealand player Ross Taylor had already begun his preparation for the CPL 2020 slated to take place in August this year in Trinidad and Tobago.

Kane Williamson, IPL 2019, New Zealand
Kane Williamson. (Photo by Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The venues for the IPL 2020 has been shortlisted, however, the dates are still to be confirmed. With the international borders sealed, there remains certain things to work on before the tournament. Williamson said that playing in the IPL will be amazing but there is still a lot to come through before final decision has been taken.

“Considering what it actually looks like where it is and all the details that come with it, to play in the IPL is always an amazing thing so, absolutely, it will be great to play in it and be a part of it. But there’s a lot of details to come through before any final decisions will be made. It will be nice to know more,” ESPNCricnfo quoted Williamson as saying.

Kane Williamson.
Kane Williamson. Photo by Saikat Das /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

“There’s nothing concrete, with the postponement of the T20 World Cup announced only a day or two ago, no doubt there’s a lot of organising that needs to be done or any sort of decision is made, and I guess they are wanting to make sure that things are planned before speaking to players with any certainty,” he added.

Williamson has played 41 matches in the IPL. He has scored 1302 runs in the lucrative tournament at an average nearly 39. The Kiwi star has been a valuable player in the IPL over the years.