Kane Stuart Williamson

Player Bio

Born 8 August 1990 New Zealand
Age 29 Years, 02 Months, 13 Days
Batting Side Right Handed
Bowling Side Off break
Batting Rank 3
Bowling Rank 93
Teams New Zealand, Gloucestershire, Northern Districts, New Zealand A, Yorkshire, New Zealand Under-19, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Barbados Tridents, New Zealanders, Edmonton Royals

Batting & Fielding Performance

M
I
N/O
R
HS
100S
50S
4S
6S
AVG
S/R
CT
ST
Test
74
130
12
6163
242
20
30
666
14
52.22
51.64
69
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
62
349.3
74
1172
29
4/44
0
40.41
3.35
72.31
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 days 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. Given the quality he possesses, Williamson is arguably the best batsman that the New Zealand team has garnered from the current generation. Williamson continued to perform well in international games and was appointed the deputy to Brendon McCullum for the 2015 World Cup. The Kiwi batsman had a quiet World Cup according to his standards but his knock against Australia when he took the Kiwi's home after surviving a devastating spell of fast bowling from Mitchell Starc proved his credentials. After the retirement of Brendon McCullum in 2016, Williamson was appointed the captain of New Zealand for all formats. Williamson made his Indian T20 league debut in 2015 for the Hyderabad team as a back-up for David Warner and hence, did not get many opportunities in the initial seasons. In the 2018 edition, Kane was appointed the captain of Hyderabad in the absence of David Warner. He had a prolific tournament as he ended up as the highest run-scorer (735 runs) and also led his team to the final where they lost to Chennai. The classic batting of Kane Williamson often overshadows his captaincy skills which were once again on display in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Riding on his great leadership and batting form, the Kiwis entered the final and gave England a good run for their money, missing the trophy by a whisker. Kane had an outstanding World Cup on a whole and was adjudged the Player of the Tournament.

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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

New Zealand’s Kane Williamson, Sri Lankan Akila Dananjaya reported for suspect bowling action

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya have been reported for suspect bowling action after the first Test between the two nations in Galle.

Watch: Kane Williamson runs off to have birthday cake from Sri Lanka fan

Kane Williamson proves once again why he is one of the most loved cricketers around the world.

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

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

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.

Kane Williamson posts photo of abdominal guard cracked by Dale Steyn in farewell post

Dale Steyn and Kane Williamson are known to get on very well off the field. On the field, however, they are fierce competitors.