Kane Williamson is famous for his calm nature, which came to the fore recently in the 2019 World Cup Final. His conduct after losing the thrilling tied World Cup final was incredible. He is a technically sound right-handed batsman who can face quality spin fast bowling equally with the help of some nimble footwork.
Kane’s Personal Life
Williamson has three sisters and one twin brother, the twins being the youngest of the five children. Williamson counts Sachin Tendulkar among his childhood heroes. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional off-break bowler but writes with his left hand. Kane Williamson’s wife Sarah Raheem is a nurse from Britain, whom he met while on a visit to get treated in the hospital.
|Full Name||Kane Stuart Williamson|
|Born||August 8, 1990|
|Kane Williamson’s height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
- Kane Williamson’s age was 17 when he made his debut for the Northern Districts and has remained in the same team throughout his domestic career.
- In the 2011 English county season, Kane Williamson was signed by Gloucestershire.
- For the 2013 English county season, Williamson was signed by Yorkshire and helped his team win the County Championship. He was re-signed by Yorkshire in the 2014 season owing to some great performances.
Kane Williamson’s IPL Career
In the 2015 IPL player's auction, Williamson was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for US$96,500. He played a crucial knock for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2016 season, leading his team to a title victory. The Sunrisers Hyderabad retained him in the 2017 and 2018 seasons of the IPL. Kane Williamson was announced the captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 2018 season, where the team finished as the runners-up after being defeated by Chennai Super Kings in the finals. He scored the most runs in that particular season and won the Orange Cap .
Kane Williamson was the captain of the New Zealand Under-19 side for the World Cup at the age of 17 when they reached the semi-finals. He made his ODI debut in 2010 against India, where he was dismissed for a duck. By scoring the maiden ODI century in October 2010 against Bangladesh , Williamson became the youngest centurion in the history of New Zealand Cricket. Williamson made his Test debut in November 2010 against India, where he became the eighth New Zealand player to score a century on their Test debut.
Williamson scored his second test century against West Indies in 2014 and was the leading run-scorer, helping New Zealand win the test series. He was then named as the captain of the New Zealand National team against Pakistan.
Kane Williamson scored his first T20 century (101* in 49 balls) in the 2014 Champions League Twenty against Cape Cobra and helped his team win the match. Williamson won the Man-of-the-Match award against Sri Lanka for two terrific catches and scoring 9 and 242 not out in the test match. He scored over 700 runs in the first two months of the calendar year before the 2015 Cricket World Cup. In June 2015, he became the fifth-fastest player and fastest New Zealander to score 3000 runs, reaching the milestone in just 78 innings. Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson became the first pair of batsmen to score centuries in the second innings at Perth.
Williamson broke the record of the most Test runs scored in a calendar year by a New Zealander in December 2015 by scoring 1172 runs. Williamson ended 2015 with the third-highest total of 2692 runs in a year, which is the highest score in all formats of international cricket. For the 2014-2015 season, he was awarded the T20 Player of the Year by New Zealand Cricket Awards.
BATTING & FIELDING PERFORMANCE
|Test||80||140||13||6476||242* v SL||21||32||706||14||50.99||51.63||71||0|
|ODI||151||144||14||6173||148 v WI||13||39||563||49||47.48||81.75||60||0|
|World Cup||23||22||6||911||148 v WI||2||3||86||6||56.93||78.33||9||0|
|T20I||60||58||7||1665||95 v IND||0||11||170||36||32.64||125.18||27||0|
|IPL||41||41||7||1302||89 v DC||0||12||110||44||38.29||135.06||16||0|
|CL||7||7||1||244||101* v COB||1||2||24||8||40.66||151.55||2||0|
|Test||63||350.3||47||1178||29||4/44 v ENG||2||0||40.62||3.36||72.51|
|ODI||65||244.3||2||1310||37||4/22 v SA||1||1||35.40||5.35||39.64|
|World Cup||6||22||0||106||2||1/25 v AUS||0||0||53.00||4.81||66.00|
|T20I||12||19.4||0||164||6||2/16 v BAN||0||0||27.33||8.33||19.66|
|IPL||1||1||0||7||0||0/7 v KKR||0||0||-||7.00||-|
Captaincy Career and Records
After the retirement of Brendon McCullum in 2016, Kane Williamson became the New Zealand captain across all formats. He was picked as the Test player of the year and NZ player of the year for the second year in a row. During the 2016 Test series against Zimbabwe , Williamson became the youngest player and thirteenth batsman to score a century against all other Test-playing nations. For his outstanding performance in 2016, ICC named him in the World Test XI.
Williamson won the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for his fantastic performance in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons and then for the 2016-17 season, NZC awarded him T20 Player of the Year. ICC named Kane Williamson in the 2017 Champions Trophy as the 12th man in the 'Team of the Tournament.’ He scored 18 centuries, most by a New Zealand batsman in March 2018. Williamson scored 10,000 runs in first-class cricket as a Yorkshire batsman in the 2018 County Championship.
In 2018, he became the first New Zealand player to cross 900 rating points in the ICC Test batting rankings. Williamson's name again found its place in the ICC World Test XI for his performance in 2018. In March 2019, Kane Williamson became the fastest New Zealander to score 6,000 runs in test cricket by scoring 200 not out against Bangladesh, when NZ posted their highest total of 715 runs in the test.
Williamson was the New Zealand captain for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, where he scored 106 runs against South Africa . On June 22, Williamson scored a career-best 148 runs and NZ won the match against West Indies by five runs. Kane Williamson has captained his team with an unparalleled level of dignity throughout his captaincy tenure and continues to do so till today. In the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Williamson was awarded the Player of the Tournament award for scoring 578 runs in 10 matches.
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