Full Name Kane Stuart Williamson
Born August 8, 1990
Tauranga
Age 26 Years, 10 Months, 20 Days
National Side New Zealand
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Batting Rank Test - 2, ODI - 5, World Cup - 5, T20I - 3
Bowling Rank Test - 82, ODI - NA, World Cup - NA, T20I - NA
Teams Played New Zealand, Gloucestershire, Northern Districts, New Zealand A, Yorkshire, New Zealand, Hyderabad, Barbados Tridents
Man of the Match Test - 5, ODI - 10, World Cup - 0, T20I - 3, IPL - 1, CL - 1,
Career Span [Test, 2010 - 2017], [ODI, 2010 - 2017], [World Cup, 2011 - 2015], [T20I, 2011 - 2017], [IPL, 2015 - 2017], [CL, 2014],

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.

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Kane Williamson Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 61 110 10 5116 242* v SL 17 25 560 12 51.16 50.39 53 0
ODI 114 108 10 4605 145* v SA 9 31 432 39 46.98 84.20 45 0
World Cup 13 13 4 333 57 v SL 0 1 36 3 37.00 84.94 3 0
T20I 39 37 6 1125 73* v BAN 0 7 130 15 36.29 122.81 19 0
IPL 15 15 2 411 89 v DEL 0 3 35 11 31.61 129.24 8 0
CL 4 4 1 125 101* v COB 1 0 9 6 41.66 160.25 - -

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 57 337.3 46 1129 29 4/44 v ENG 2 0 38.93 3.34 69.82
ODI 59 211.3 2 1175 33 4/22 v SA 1 0 35.60 5.55 38.45
World Cup 4 7 0 42 0 0/4 v SL 0 0 - 6.00 -
T20I 11 18.4 0 148 6 2/16 v BAN 0 0 24.66 7.92 18.66
IPL 1 1 0 7 0 0/7 v KOL 0 0 - 7.00 -
CL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kane Williamson 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.

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