Biography of Kane Williamson

Biography of Kane Williamson:- Kane Williamson born on 8th August 1990 Tauranga, New Zealand. His skills, Hawkeye to read the deliveries, and flamboyant leadership are phenomenal. Making his First-class debut in 2007, Kane was the captain of the New Zealand Under-19 team for the 2008 Under-19 World Cup. Virat Kohli was also participating as a captain in the tournament. India Under-19 beat New Zealand in the semi-finals and went on to lift the winning cup later on. Two years later, Kane made his much-awaited entry into the international cricket in 2010 against India, in the same year making his Test debut, that time again India was the opposition.

Biography of Kane Williamson

  • Born:-  8 August 1990 (age 26), Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Height:- 1.73 m
  • 2017-Paresent:- Northern Districts
  • 2015-Paresent:-  Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Siblings:-  Logan Williamson, Anna Williamson, Kylie Williamson, Sophie Williamson

With a long history facing India, Kane has achieved a lot playing against Indian cricket team. After playing ICC World Cup 2011, when New Zealand reached the semi-finals and in 2015 World Cup when New Zealand narrowly missed a chance to win their first World Cup losing to Australia in the finals, Kane Williamson is believed to lead Kiwis in the coming 2019 World Cup going to be held in England and Wales. Kane is now the third best batsman in test cricket in ICC Players Rankings, his quick runs, and handy bowling helped New Zealand to many wins at home and outside.

Kane Williamson born on 8th August 1990 Tauranga, New Zealand. He has four siblings, his twin brother is Logan who is a few minutes younger than him. Kane and Logan played cricket, Rugby, swimming, and all other sports together. Kane has more interest in cricket as compare to his brother and also his batting tricks was so strong, so he decided to make cricket his profession.

Kane Williamson stats show that his batting average now in test cricket is 51.08, and in ODIs, it is 47 after 52 tests and 95 ODIs. Kane Williamson is one of the most dependable batsmen of New Zealand now and that’s why his injuries made Kiwis suffer in shorter format as well in the five-day classic form of the game. Analyzing the biography of Kane Williamson, he is New Zealand’s most successful young batsman and growing to make his technique and style more subtle, ultimately harder for bowlers.

Early Career

After given a chance against India in August 2010, Kane was out for a duck in the first match, it followed by another duck in his second international match. His bat started the talking in a series against Bangladesh when he scored his first international century, hence becoming the youngest Kiwi batsman to score an international century. Next was the tour to India, and all eyes were on Williamson, he proved his worth by scoring a century on Test debut, Kane’s 131 runs innings made his eighth New Zealand Batsman score a century on debut.

Kane Williamson brilliant form and hold made him a quite good tackler of Asian spin attack, he kept calm and scored constant runs against Asian spin attack in 2011, most terrific was his technique to neutralize doosra factor to some extent as Pakistan won the series in New Zealand. After that, his innings are not worth appraised until 2012 when Kane Williamson was back in form in a test match against South Africa. The inning and brilliant knock were a memorable event for his team and himself, New Zealand successfully managed a draw in that game with a one-man show of Kane Williamson.

In 2013, Kane Williamson amassed 250 runs in a Test series against Bangladesh, it included a century and two half-centuries. In mid-2003, Kane Williamson was made the captain of the ODI team though he didn’t play any match due to a thumb injury that lasted for two months. He missed the whole series and ultimately a season of 2003. In 2014, Kane Williamson played his first International match against West Indies. He regained his touch by a comprehensive 161 against West Indies cricket team in the Caribbean tour, the match was won by Kiwis. He was the top-scorer for the series. In the same year, Williamson’s off-spin bowling was reported by the match referee, and he was suspended from bowling in any form of cricket until cleared by the ICC in 2014.

After a setback in bowling, Kane Williamson concentrated more on his batting skills in all the three formats, his quick batting and fielding makes him one of the batsmen of New Zealand with highest batting strike rates, he is third on the list of fastest run-scorers for New Zealand in ODIs. After Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson is the most valuable and successful player at number 3 position in Tests and ODIs.

Contribution in ICC World Cup 2015

Kane Williamson entered World Cup held in New Zealand and Australia with a brilliant form. He scored a double century against Sri Lanka in a test series at home, then another ODI century against Pakistan just before the World Cup matches in New Zealand. His scores in 2015 before the World Cup reached 700. Kane Williamson played 8 matches in 2015 World Cup averaging 27 runs per inning. He scored 189 runs with only a single fifty and a strike rate above 73.

Post World Cup Performances

Later in mid-2015, Kane Williamson became the fifth-fastest batsman to 3000 runs in International cricket. He was also the first Kiwi batsman to do so. Later in November 2015, Williamson made a record along with Ross Taylor to score second inning centuries, one by each of the two at WACA, Perth. In the next month, Kane became the highest Test run-scorer in a calendar year by any New Zealander. He finished 2015 with most runs by any batsman in all forms of International cricket. After the retirement of Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson was made the captain of New Zealand in March 2016 in Tests, ODIs, and T20 internationals. His first challenge was to win ICC T20 World Cup 2016 in India. New Zealand was going smooth until semi-finals where they were defeated by England in a thrilling contest.

In a recent series against Zimbabwe, Kane became the thirteenth player to score a century against all the test playing oppositions, he has the record to achieve it quickly than any of the thirteen batsmen, he is youngest of all to do so and has the minimum number of centuries when producing the record.

Kane Williamson in ICC Rankings

Kane was awarded test player of the year award, New Zealand player of the year, Redpath Cup by New Zealand for being the best first-class batsman, he also moved up in the ICC rankings, currently at number 4 in test rankings. Kane Williamson is now at number 5 in ODI batsman rankings ahead of his teammate Martin Guptill. In T20i cricket, Kane Williamson slipped to number 6 positions in the last couple of months. Kane Williamson stats are phenomenal and justified that he is in top ten in all the formats of cricket rankings. He has a whole career ahead of him and lots of records to break.