Kane Stuart Williamson

Player Bio

Born 8 August 1990 New Zealand
Age 28 Years, 11 Months, 8 Days
Batting Side Right Handed
Bowling Side Off break
Batting Rank 2
Bowling Rank 87
Teams New Zealand, Gloucestershire, Northern Districts, New Zealand A, Yorkshire, New Zealand Under-19, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Tridents, New Zealanders, Edmonton Royals

Batting & Fielding Performance

M
I
N/O
R
HS
100S
50S
4S
6S
AVG
S/R
CT
ST
Test
72
127
12
6139
242
20
30
664
14
53.38
51.68
66
0
ODI
149
142
14
6132
148
13
39
559
49
47.90
81.82
60
0
T20
57
55
7
1505
73
0
9
158
26
31.35
121.76
27
0
IPL
121
115
14
2928
101
1
20
260
79
28.99
124.54
44
0

Bowling Performance

I
O
M
R
W
Best
5W
AVG
E/R
S/R
Test
61
346.3
72
1163
29
4/44
0
40.10
3.35
71.68
ODI
65
244.3
149
1310
37
4/22
0
35.40
5.35
39.64
T20
12
19.4
57
164
6
2/16
0
27.33
8.33
19.66
IPL
41
106.4
121
721
24
3/33
0
30.04
6.75
26.66

At a time when New Zealand were struggling to get to grips with Test cricket after the retirement of the likes of Stephen Fleming, on came Kane Williamson, a young, technically-sound batsman with the skill to face lethal pace attacks and at the same time tackle quality spinners with nimble footwork. Born in a cricketing family, the right-hander was a sensation from his school day

s and went on to represent Northern Districts at the Under-17 level. He made his first-class debut against Auckland in 2007 before captaining New Zealand in their 2008 Under-19 WC campaign. A decent 2008-09 season was followed by a fantastic 2009-10 one where he excelled particularly in the shorter format scoring 621 runs at an average of 77.62. This earned him a contract with the national side and he made his ODI debut in 2010 against India scoring ducks in his first two games. But in his fifth game, despite being injured and aided by a runner, Williamson showed great determination to score his maiden century which very nearly won the game for the Kiwis against Bangladesh. Later that year, he went on to score his maiden Test century in his very first game against India in Ahmedabad. A quiet 2011 was followed up with a noisy 2012 when a gritty, unbeaten Test ton against the world's most dangerous fast bowling attack of Dale Steyn and co. saved New Zealand from a humiliating defeat. Williamson became New Zealand's youngest ODI captain as well as the fourth youngest in history when in 2012, he was appointed stand-in skipper in place of injured Ross Taylor for the series against West Indies. Although his average doesn't suggest that he has fulfilled the expectations laid on him, Williamson is probably the best batsman that the New Zealand team has garnered from the current generation.

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Cricket World Cup 2019 POINTS TABLE

Team
P
W
D
L
PTS
9
7
1
1
15
9
7
0
2
14
9
6
0
3
12
9
5
1
3
11
9
5
1
3
11
9
3
2
4
8
9
3
1
5
7
9
3
1
5
7
9
2
1
6
5
9
0
0
9
0

Kane Stuart Williamson News

Kane Williamson is New Zealand’s greatest, even Martin would have agreed: Ian Smith

Smith believes that the final at the Lord's against hosts England will be a high-pressure game in which they would have a chance if their self belief quotient can trump the nerves.

Kane Williamson becomes New Zealand’s highest run-scorer in a single World Cup

With his 39th ODI half-century, Kane Williamson also entered the top-five all-time run-scorers for New Zealand across all 50-over World Cup.

Where to bowl to Kane Williamson, and why: Back of length, width, cutters, left-arm spin

ICC World Cup 2019: As invulnerable as he has seemed, Kane Williamson's not beyond flaws and faults, which the razor-sharp Indian bowling could look to probe.

Kane Williamson: Nice guy who came first

ICC World Cup 2019: Kane Williamson does not have the fanfare or showmanship of his uber-cool contemporaries; it’s his friendly disposition, languid strokeplay and clinical zeal to complete the task at hand that appeals the New Zealand captain to his fans the world over.

World Cup 2019, New Zealand vs South Africa: Should Kane Williamson have walked?

Williamson, batting on 76, got the faintest of edges to wicket-keeper Quinton De Kock. Replays picked up a small spike on the Sniko from the ball having brushed the toe-end of the Kiwi captain's bat.