Kane Williamson

Country: New Zealand
Born: August 08, 1990, Tauranga
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Top order Batter

Kane Williamson Bio

Kane Stuart Williamson is undoubtedly one of the finest cricketers to have emerged from New Zealand. His skills with the bat, leadership abilities, and exceptional character have made him not just a cricketing icon in his country, but also a beloved figure worldwide.

Born on August 8, 1990, in Tauranga, New Zealand, Williamson was destined to have a career in sports. Coming from a sporting family, he inherited the talent and determination that would eventually make him a cricketing legend. His father had a background in cricket, having played Under-17 cricket for Northern Districts, while his mother was a representative basketball player. Even his sisters excelled in volleyball at the age-group level.

From a young age, it was evident that Williamson had a natural talent for cricket. Despite his modesty about his abilities, Williamson’s potential was recognized from the age of 14. He made his international debut for New Zealand in 2010, and from there, he quickly established himself as a vital cog in the national side.

Williamson’s batting technique is a testament to his classical style and unwavering adherence to the coaching manual. He is equally comfortable against pace and spin and has the remarkable ability to adapt to different formats of the game. His hunger for runs and a desire to spend ample time at the crease resulted in a memorable double-century against Sri Lanka in 2015, where he scored 242 runs in over 10 hours.

A highly consistent player, Williamson has enjoyed tremendous success across all formats of the game. He holds records such as being the youngest New Zealand batsman to reach 3000 Test runs, achieving this feat at the age of 24 years and 151 days – even younger than the legendary Don Bradman. He also became the quickest New Zealand batsman, and fifth overall, to reach 3000 ODI runs.

Apart from his batting prowess, Williamson is an exceptional leader. Known for his calm and composed demeanor, he was named the captain of the New Zealand cricket team for the 2016 World T20 following the retirement of Brendon McCullum. Under his captaincy, New Zealand secured four consecutive victories in India and received accolades for their ability to adapt to the challenging conditions.

In 2018, Williamson led the team to two remarkable Test series victories. He became the fourth New Zealand captain to win a series against England and also orchestrated the team’s first away Test series win against Pakistan in 49 years. In the same year, he became the first New Zealander to score 20 Test centuries with an unbeaten double century against Bangladesh.

However, Williamson’s true moment of greatness came during the 2019 World Cup. Despite New Zealand narrowly missing out on the title, losing in the gripping final against England, Williamson’s contributions were unmatched. He was named the player of the tournament for his exceptional performances, including two match-winning centuries against South Africa and West Indies, as well as a crucial 67 runs in the semi-final win against India. His calmness and exceptional leadership during the final, which ended in a tie and then a tied Super Over, showcased his outstanding character and grace.

Off the field, Williamson is known for his genial and humble nature. He handles victory and defeat with equal grace, earning him respect from players, fans, and the cricketing community at large. In addition to his batting skills, Williamson is also a skilled catcher and a part-time off-spinner.

As Kane Williamson continues to shatter records and create memorable moments on the field, he solidifies his place as an icon of New Zealand cricket and a global figure in the game. With his exceptional skill, unwavering integrity, and leadership abilities, he has undoubtedly etched his name in the annals of cricketing history.

Kane Williamson Career Stats

Kane Williamson Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 96 168 16 8263 251 54.36 16052 51.47 29 33 914 21 86 0
T20Is 89 87 12 2547 95 33.96 2060 123.64 0 18 242 58 44 0
ODIs 165 157 17 6810 148 48.64 8368 81.38 13 45 622 55 66 0
FC 164 281 23 13074 284* 50.67 25168 51.94 39 60 1527 41 150 0
List A 227 215 25 8974 148 47.23 11079 81 17 57 791 77 94 0
T20s 248 238 38 6387 101* 31.93 5196 122.92 1 45 583 160 111 0

Kane Williamson Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 96 67 2151 1207 30 4/44 4/44 40.23 3.36 71.7 1 0 0
T20Is 89 12 118 164 6 2/16 2/16 27.33 8.33 19.6 0 0 0
ODIs 165 65 1467 1310 37 4/22 4/22 35.4 5.35 39.6 1 0 0
FC 164 142 6624 3721 86 5/75 5/59 43.26 3.37 77 1 1 0
List A 227 99 2756 2383 67 5/51 5/51 35.56 5.18 41.1 1 1 0
T20s 248 54 770 909 30 3/33 3/33 30.3 7.08 25.6 0 0 0

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