The captain has been troubled during the second part of the season although he is expected to be available for the IPL

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the ODI series against Bangladesh due to an elbow injury.

The small tear in his left elbow tendon has been troubling Williamson in the second half of the season and it has reached a point where he needs to take some time out.

Williamson made one significant score in the T20I series against Australia, 53 in the second game in Dunedin, but fell for single-figures in the last three matches.

It was already likely that Williamson would miss the T20I series against Bangladesh due to his commitments at the IPL, a tournament coach Gary Stead still expected him to be available for.