Born on the 8th of August 1990 in Tauranga, New Zealand Kane Williamson is one of the brightest cricketing minds as a skipper and among the finest modern-day batters in world cricket. The 33-year-old was the skipper of the under-19 team during the 2008 under-19 World Cup in Malaysia. The right-hander made his ODI & test debut against India in August and November 2010 respectively. The right-hander has showcased ice-cool temperament under pressure as a captain as well as a batsman. He made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe in October 2011.
Williamson is one of the finest examples in international cricket showcasing how a calm temperament is a valuable trait for a skipper as well as for a batsman. In 94 tests, Williamson has so far scored 8124 runs registering 24 centuries and 33 half centuries with an average of 54.89. In 161 ODIs, Williamson has scored 6554 runs registering 13 centuries and 42 half centuries with an average of 47.83. In 87 T20Is, the right-hander has so far scored 2464 runs registering 17 half-centuries. He has the ability to adapt to conditions quickly as he can play pace as well as spin bowling with ease.
Williamson can bring the best out of an ordinary player and clever field placements and his ability to work with his bowlers according to a plan for every opposition batter is praised by many ex-cricketers. Under Williamson’s captaincy, the Black Caps made it to the finals of the 2019 World Cup in England and won the 2019-21 World Test Championship after beating India in the final that was played in England in June 2021. Williamson’s adaptability and his ability to make prompt & quick decisions as per the situations in different formats as a skipper makes him one of the best captains in modern-day cricket. Like his batting, his captaincy too has been impressive in sub-continent conditions.
Kane Williamson Test Captaincy Record
Williamson has led the side brilliantly in test cricket in spite of New Zealand not having big names in their team. The 33-year-old has led the team in 40 tests so far and has won 22 tests, lost 10, and with 8 ending in draws. His winning percentage as skipper in tests is 55%. One of his sweetest victories would undoubtedly be the 2019-21 World Test Championship win but he would be eager to win the 50 overs world cup.
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Kane Williamson ODI Captaincy Record
Williamson has showcased fine man-management skills when it comes to field placements during the power play and showing promptness with his bowling changes and implementing plans with regard to the opposition team’s strengths. Like previous New Zealand outfits, the current New Zealand team possesses some brilliant fielders and Williamson enjoys this luxury. In 87 ODIs, Williamson has won 44 matches and lost 38 with 5 ending in draws. His winning percentage in ODIs is 50.57%.
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Kane Williamson T20I Captaincy Record
The 33-year-old skipper hasn’t made half-hearted decisions when it comes to leading the side in the shorter formats. His calm temperament has always helped him combined with his ability to bring out something new when it comes to bowling changes. Under his captaincy, New Zealand made it to the semifinals twice at the ICC T20 World Cup (2016 & 2022) and in the final once in 2021. In 69 T20Is as New Zealand skipper, Williamson won 35 matches and lost 32 with 2 ending in draws.
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Kane Williamson IPL Captaincy Record
The right-hander did a decent job as a skipper when he was the skipper of Sunrisers Hyderabad. He has excelled in all types of conditions as a skipper irrespective of the wickets when it comes to his ability to make bowling changes depending on the changing nature of the wickets . In 32 matches as Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper, Williamson won 15 matches and lost 16 with 1 ending in a draw. His winning percentage as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad is 46.87%.
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