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Kane Williamson

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
New Zealand, Gloucestershire, Northern Districts, New Zealand A, Yorkshire, New Zealand Under-19
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-ODI,T20 | Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
22
Bowling:
72
Batting:
12
Bowling:
0
Batting:
59
Bowling:
0
Home country:
New Zealand
Born:
August 08, 1990, Tauranga

Profile

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. 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.


Fast Facts

  • At 20 years and 67 days, Kane Williamson became the youngest Black Caps player to score an ODI hundred.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 31 56 1964 2 36.37 42.97 5 12 135
ODI 54 49 1699 6 39.51 79.06 3 11 145*
T20 17 15 352 3 29.33 120.96 0 1 51
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 31 35 1615 905 22 4/44 / 41.13 3.36 1 0 0 2
ODI 54 35 777 711 23 4/22 / 30.91 5.49 1 0 0 18
T20 17 6 52 100 2 1/6 / 50 11.53 0 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 28 0 1
ODI 18 0 4
T20 8 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
ODI 3 1 2 0 0 33.33
T20 1 0 1 0 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2010-2014
 
ODI:
2010-2014
 
T20:
2011-2014
Test
Debut:
New Zealand Vs India at Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, Motera - Ahmedabad - Nov 04, 2010
Last played:
New Zealand Vs India at Basin Reserve, Wellington - Feb 14, 2014
ODI
Debut:
New Zealand Vs India at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Rangiri - Aug 10, 2010
Last played:
New Zealand Vs India at Westpac Stadium, Wellington - Jan 31, 2014
T20
Debut:
New Zealand Vs Zimbabwe - Oct 15, 2011
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong - Mar 31, 2014
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