Injury Occurrence

Williamson retired hurt during the second T20I against Pakistan after experiencing tightness in his right hamstring

Match Details

This incident took place in Hamilton on January 14, during the first innings of the match

Performance Before Injury

Williamson had scored 26 runs off 15 balls, including three fours and a six, before retiring hurt

Recent Injury History

Williamson has had a series of injuries recently, including an ACL injury in 2023 and a thumb fracture during the World Cup

Impact on Series

 His injury led to him missing the remainder of the T20 series against Pakistan

Team Performance

Despite Williamson's absence, New Zealand won the match by 21 runs and took a 2-0 lead in the series

Replacement Plans

 New Zealand coach Gary Stead hinted that Will Young might join the side for the third T20I in Williamson's absence

Captaincy Transfer

Tim Southee took over the captaincy duties for the rest of the match following Williamson’s retirement 

Focus on Fitness

With upcoming Test matches, there was a focus on ensuring Williamson's fitness for these games, deeming them a higher priority

Team Dynamics

The injury was a significant setback for the team, but players like Finn Allen and Ben Sears stepped up their performance in the series