Williamson, who led the ‘Black Caps’ to a 3-2 T20 series win over Australia on Sunday, suffered a small tear in the tendon of his left elbow.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will miss the one-day series against Bangladesh with an elbow problem, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Tuesday.
Williamson, who led the Black Caps to a 3-2 T20 series win over Australia on Sunday, sustained a small tear in his left elbow tendon and had “irritated” in the second half of the summer, the NZC said in a statement.
“Kane has dealt with elbow injuries to varying degrees this summer and unfortunately it has not improved,” said NZC Medical Manager Dayle Shackel.
“He obviously has a high volume of training and plays in all three formats, which is hampering his ability to recover.
“We believe he now needs a period of rest and rehabilitation to get his injury right.
“Time frames can vary but we hope, after an initial break, he can start rehabilitation next week.”
Coach Gary Stead said losing Williamson to his three-game ODI series against Bangladesh, which started on March 20, was the right blow.
“Kane likes playing for his country – so it’s not an easy decision to step down,” said Stead.
“A batsman’s front elbow is very important to his game and with an injury that is not getting better, obviously something needs to be done.
“We have a big cricket year ahead with a UK test tour and the first ICC World Test Championship finals in May and June, and we want to make sure we have Kane fit and shooting for it.”