The pillar of the New Zealand team since his debut in 2010, Kane Williamson is a right-handed top-order batsman across all formats. Williamson has been rated consistently as one of the top-ranked ODI and Test batsmen in the world. The right-handed batsman is also an occasional off-spin bowler. He is the finest batsman for the New Zealand team after Martin Crowe and is exceptionally talented in playing quality spin and fast bowling.
Williamson comes from a sporting family, so he took a liking to cricket at an early age. His father played the U-17 cricket for Northern Districts, his mother was a representative basketball player, and his sisters played age-group level volleyball. Williamson’s Under 19 cricket days revealed his potential of becoming the backbone of his team during his career.
In 2010, Kane Williamson made his international debut for the tri-series in Sri Lanka. Although his debut wasn’t great owing to ducks in his first two innings, he proved his talent in the following games by scoring a ton against Bangladesh in the same year. Williamson is pretty comfortable with pace and spin while batting on the crease. He’s also a part-time off-spinner and an outstanding catcher, although he was banned from bowling in international cricket for an illegal action in 2014.
His IPL debut was in 2015 as a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad, which won the 2016 IPL title. In 2018, he was the skipper for SRH and helped his team finish as runners-up. He also won the Orange Cap in the 2018 season for scoring the most runs (735). For the 2021 IPL season, Kane Williamson is a part of the SRH team with the skipper David Warner.
Williamson is the current captain of the New Zealand National Team for all formats. His ability to stay calm even during a difficult match is exceptional, making him a reliable captain for his team. His conduct during the tied final tied Super Over, and after losing the Cup was incredible. In Martin Crowe’s words, referring to Williamson, this is the dawn of probably the greatest ever batsman of New Zealand.
Kane Williamson Biography
|Full Name||Kane Stuart Williamson|
|Born||8 August 1990|
|Birth Place||Tauranga, New Zealand|
|Bowling Style||Right-Arm Off-Break|
|First Class Debut||December 2007|
|ODI Debut||Vs India, August 2010|
|T20I Debut||Vs Zimbabwe, October 2011|
|IPL Debut||Vs CSK, April 2015|
|Test Debut||Vs India, November 2010|
Batting Stats & Records
Bowling Stats & Records
|Team||Opposition||Date||Bat & Bowl|
|New Zealand||Australia||07 Mar 2021||0|
|New Zealand||Australia||05 Mar 2021||8|
|New Zealand||Australia||03 Mar 2021||9|
|New Zealand||Australia||25 Feb 2021||53|
|New Zealand||Australia||22 Feb 2021||12|
|Northern Dis||Auckland||29 Jan 2021||79*|
|Northern Dis||Canterbury||21 Jan 2021||34*|
|New Zealand||Pakistan||03 Jan 2021||238, 1/16|
|New Zealand||Pakistan||26 Dec 2020||129 & 21, 0/1|
|New Zealand||Pakistan||22 Dec 2020||1|
Interesting Facts About Kane Williamson
The Kiwi Superstar is known to be one of the world’s best batsmen, owing to his records. His leadership skills and exceptional batting have been instrumental in taking the New Zealand team to newer heights. Here are some exciting records that Kane Williamson has achieved during his cricket career:
- Kane Williamson surpassed Steve Smith and Virat Kohli with a Test batting rating of 890, becoming the world’s number one ranked Test batsman.
- He is the only player from New Zealand to be named in the ICC Test Team of the Decade (2011-2020).
- In the 2014 ODI home series against India, Williamson broke many records with over fifty scores in all five games. He became the second batsman in the history of ODI to achieve this feat.
- He is the fourth player from New Zealand to hit over five fifty-plus scores consecutively in ODIs.
- In his Test debut against India at the age of 20, Williamson scored 131 runs off 299 balls. He became the eighth New Zealand player to have scored a century in a Test Debut.
- Williamson holds a record of being the youngest batsman who has scored centuries against all nations that have played Test cricket.
- In 2018, he became the first New Zealand player to cross 900 rating points in the ICC Test batting rankings.
How Williamson’s stats will help you in Fantasy Cricket?
Williamson is not only known for his exceptional batting skills but is also an off-spin bowler and a brilliant catcher. His fielding skills are often overshadowed by his batting, making him a strong player who can earn you points in fantasy cricket. Knowing the stats of any cricketer is essential while building your dream team. Willaimson’s stats on his recent form, statistics, and how well he has done in various venues are key deciding factors to pick him for your fantasy team. You can also look at these stats on the MPL Fantasy App & get more updates from our Blog to choose the best players for your team. As the IPL season is approaching, we’ve curated a list of tips & tricks for you to play fantasy cricket and win cash prizes.