An encouraging innings from Kane Williamson marked his long-awaited return to international cricket after almost six months of injury hiatus. Kane Williamson announced his return with a thumping half-century against Pakistan in the World Cup Warm-Up game on Friday at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Williamson played as a specialist batter as he scored (54) off (50) deliveries that included eight boundaries as well. Although, Williamson was retired hurt but his comeback has proven to be a big boost for New Zealand heading into the official World Cup matches. In the second Warm-Up game, Williamson will be playing as both batter and fielder to intensify his preparations. Williamson had suffered injury during the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the very first match of the tournament while playing for Gujarat Titans. Following the injury, Williamson had been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament as he flew back to New Zealand for treatment. Williamson has made a speedy recovery from his injury because his presence is most needed for the Black Caps in their campaign of the World Cup. Although, Williamson will be missing New Zealand’s opening match of the tournament against defending champions England on October 5. Williamson’s resounding return is the greatest stimulation for New Zealand heading further into the tournament. New Zealand will be emboldened by the fact that they registered a five-wicket win over Pakistan in the Warm-Cup game on Friday where they also received great performances from players like Daryl Mitchell and Mark Chapman.