World Cup Titbits

New Zealand wary of Williamson ban

25 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

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 Cricket World Cup, reports

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.

“It’s critical for New Zealand to finish top-two with the weather in England,” Hesson wrote in a column for Stuff Media.

“In a semi-final a couple of days of rain could easily happen and you don’t want to be kicked out of a World Cup by the weather.”