Kane Stuart Williamson is an international cricketer from New Zealand. He is currently the captain of the New Zealand national team. He is a right-handed batsman, right arm off-break bowler, and an occasional off spin bowler and considered as one of the best batsmen in the world.
Batting And Fielding Averages of Kane Williamson
Bowling Averages of Kane Williamson
Williamson was born on 8 August in 1990 in Tauranga, New Zealand. At the age of 14, he played senior representative cricket and first-class cricket at the age of 16. He attended Tauranga Boys’ College from 2004 to 2008 where he was the head boy in his final year and was coached by Pacey Depina. Depina described him as having “a thirst to be phenomenal – but not at anyone else’s expense. “Kane reportedly scored forty centuries before he left the school.
At the age of Seventeen Williamson made his debut for Northern Districts in 2007, and remained there for the duration of his entire domestic career.
English County Cricket
Williamson did the sign for Gloucestershire to play the English county season in the year 2011. Later he signed for Yorkshire for the rest of the season on 14 August 2013 and when his side won the Championship William signed to return for the 2014 season. He again signed to return the latter part of the 2015 season, but when Aaron Finch(incumbent overseas player) was not selected for the Australia ODI squad, Yorkshire chose to extend Finch’s deal in place of Williamson. Consecutively he signed a deal for a part of the 2016 season.
Indian Premier League (IPL)
In the year 2015, Sunrisers Hyderabad signed Williamson for US$96,500. William played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2016 IPL season where they clinched the title. For the 2017 IPL, he was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad. In the 2018 IPL Auction, he was retained by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for US$460,500. On March 2018, he became the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad replacing David Warner. It was under his captaincy Sunrisers Hyderabad finished as runners-up after Chennai Super Kings defeated them in the final by 8 wickets. He won the Orange Cap for scoring the most runs (735) in the 2018 IPL season.
Domestic Team information
- 2007-present-Northern Districts
- 2013-2014 -Yorkshire
- 2015-present-Sunrisers Hyderabad
- 2017-Barbados Trident
Kane Williamson led the New Zealand Under-19 in the World Cup in Malaysia in the year 2008. They reached the semi-final but lost to the eventual champions India. Kane did make his One-Day International debut against India on 10 August 2010. William scored his maiden ODI century against Bangladesh on 14 October 2010 in Dhaka and became the youngest centurion in New Zealand’s Test cricket history.
Kane Williamson made his Test cricket debut on 4 November 2010 which was against India at Ahmedabad. His score was 131 runs in 299 ball in his first innings and became the eighth New Zealand player to score a century on Test debut.
Rising Through The Ranks
In his second test century, Kane Williamson managed to score 161 against West Indies in the year 2014 and subsequently won the series. In that series, he was the lead runner with 413 runs. After Brendon McCullum, Williamson became the captain of ODI and Twenty-20 series. He is currently third on the list of highest ever strike rated century by a player from New Zealand. He achieved this feat against Zimbabwe. On 19 September 2014 he scored his first T20 hundred scoring 101(not out) in 49 balls to help Northern Districts won against Cape Cobras in Champions League Twenty20 2014.
He has achieved one of the most potent no. 3 -no. 4 top-order partnership with Ross Taylor. Apart from Fleming, Williamson in 2015 became the most recent no. 3 New Zealand batsmen to score a double century in Test cricket. He is a multi-positioned fielder at various places like a gully, point with spin bowlers, cover or long off.
With his classy stroke-play blending with his footwork and temperament with a drawback of getting a quick score at will. Kane Williamson a versatile player and he had shown his adaptability in the 2017 IPL that he can adapt to any role easily. One thing that confirms his leadership skills is his ability to be technically street-smart.