Kane Williamson is arguably one of the finest batsmen in New Zealand since the legendary Martin Crowe. At 30 years old, he is the captain of the national cricket team. Did you know that his family is said to be a sports freak? His father played cricket; his mother played basketball while his sisters excelled in volleyball. How awesome is that?
Basic Information About the Player
Full Names: Kane Stuart Williamson
Nationality: New Zealand
Age: 30 years old
Bat Style: Right-Handed Bat
Teams: New Zealand national cricket team, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Northern Knights, Edmonton Royals, Yorkshire, Barbados Tridents
Bowl Style: Right-arm off-break
Achievements wins, and leagues
He has had a very successful career which started in his teens. In 2014, he scored 161 not out while playing against west indies, which helped his team secure the Test Series title. He also finished as the best runner with 413 runs. Additionally, he broke many records while playing against India, with more than 50 scores, and became the second batsman in ODI history to accomplish this feat. It also made him the fourth New Zealand player to achieve this score in a bilateral series.
As if that was not enough, 2015 was the best year in his cricket career. He managed to amass 1376 runs in the ODIs. Not only did the numbers amaze his fans, but the ease at which he handled the bowling attacks. Additionally, his New Zealand team made history by making it to their first World Cup Final appearance.
In 2016, he became captain of the New Zealand team when the then captain, Brendon McCullum, announced his retirement, just before the T20 series in India. Williamson took the huge role reasonably well as people had expected. He has leadership skills that make him stand out, such as being street smart. He took on the New Zealand player of the year, the Test Player of the year, and the Redpath Cup of the top batsman awards.
In 2018, while playing against England at Auckland, he made a new record by scoring most centuries by a New Zealand batter. In addition, he scored his 19th Test century in the Pakistan away series. As if that was not enough, he became the first New Zealand player to reach 900 points in the Test titles in the ICC.
In 2012, his team participated in the 2019 cricket world cup, where he scored 106, leading to their victory against South Africa. His performance was outstanding, hence his award of Player of the tournament. He was also the highest-scoring captain in a single world cup. Consequently, he was named captain of the team of the game by ICC and ESPN.
He has a recurrent elbow injury that will make him miss out on the second test against England. He already missed out on the ODI series against Bangladesh and the start of the IPL.
The Last 3 Matches Played
His last matches have been hard since suffering the injury, but he still forged on.
In March 2021, while playing for the New Zealand team against Australia in the T20I, they won the 5th match by 3-2 series. On 2nd May 2021, while playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, they lost to the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL by 2-0. Finally, In June 2021, he led his New Zealand team to win against India by eight wickets in the ICC world Test championship.