New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is among the finest modern-day batters alongside Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Steve Smith, and Babar Azam. Williamson has showcased his clever cricketing skills with his captaincy but the 34-year-old has been equally effective with his batting skills. The right-hander is known for his effortless stroke play. Williamson can adapt to all three formats.
Williamson is a fine player of pace and spin and has also showcased his adaptability to different playing conditions and the nature of wickets. The skipper is the pillar of the New Zealand batting lineup. Williamson has scored some classic centuries in his career and in this piece we will discuss about his centuries.
Kane Williamson’s centuries in Test Cricket
Williamson has highlighted his strong technicalities in all formats and test cricket has been no different. The right-hander has scored 28 test centuries so far in his test career registering 8124 runs with a highest score of 251 in 94 tests. He scored a century on his test debut in 2010 against India at Ahmedabad’s Motera stadium and became the 8th New Zealander to score a century on his test debut.
He is the only New Zealander to score the most double hundreds in test cricket (6). The right-hander has scored 5 of his 28 test hundreds against Pakistan. 12 of his test centuries have come away. Williamson’s 17 out of 28 hundreds have given New Zealand wins.
|Sr no||Date||Team Played||Innings||Score||Venue||Result|
|1||4th November 2010||India||2||138||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad||Draw|
|2||23rd March 2012||South Africa||4||102*||Basin Reserve, Wellington||Draw|
|3||25th November 2012||Sri Lanka||1||135||Paikiosothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo||Won|
|4||9th October 2013||Bangladesh||1||114||Zohur Ahmed Chowdhary Stadium, Chittagong||Draw|
|5||6th February 2014||India||1||113||Eden Park, Auckland||Won|
|6||8th June 2014||West Indies||1||113||Sabina Park, Kingston||Won|
|7||23rd June 2014||West Indies||3||161*||Kensington Oval, Bridgetown||Won|
|8||26th November 2014||Pakistan||2||192||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||Won|
|9||3rd January 2015||Sri Lanka||3||242*||Basin Reserve, Wellington||Won|
|10||21st May 2015||England||2||132||Lords, London||Lost|
|11||5th November 2015||Australia||2||140||The Gabba, Brisbane||Lost|
|12||13th November 2015||Australia||2||166||WACA, Perth||Draw|
|13||18th December 2015||Sri Lanka||4||108*||Seddon Park, Hamilton||Won|
|14||6th August 2016||Zimbabwe||1||113||Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo||Won|
|15||12th January 2017||Bangladesh||4||104*||Basin Reserve, Wellington||Won|
|16||8th March 2017||South Africa||2||130||University of Otago, Dunedin||Draw|
|17||25th March 2017||South Africa||2||176||Seddon Park, Hamilton||Draw|
|18||22nd March 2018||England||2||102||Eden Park, Auckland||Won|
|19||3rd December 2018||Pakistan||3||139||Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi||Won|
|20||28th February 2019||Bangladesh||2||200*||Seddon Park, Hamilton||Won|
|21||29th November 2019||England||3||104*||Seddon Park, Hamilton||Draw|
|22||3rd December 2020||West Indies||1||251||Seddon Park, Hamilton||Won|
|23||26th December 2020||Pakistan||1||129||Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui||Won|
|24||3rd January 2021||Pakistan||2||238||Hagley Oval, Christchurch||Won|
|25||26th December 2022||Pakistan||2||200*||National bank Cricket Arena, Karachi||Draw|
|26||24th February 2023||England||3||132||Basin Reserve, Wellington||Won|
|27||9th March 2023||Sri Lanka||4||121*||Hagley Oval, Christchurch||Won|
|28||17th March 2023||Sri Lanka||1||215||Basin Reserve, Wellington||Won|
Kane Williamson’s Centuries in ODI Cricket
The Kiwi skipper has been one of the cleanest timers of the ball in the limited-overs format. The right-hander is a fine player of spin and pace. He has registered 13 centuries in his ODI career so far scoring 6554 runs with an average of 47.83 with a highest score of 148. Williamson is also a fine fielder. The 34-year-old was the skipper of the 2008 under-19 team World Cup team.
Under his captaincy, New Zealand reached two world cup finals (the 2019 limited overs world cup in England and the 2021 T20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi). Under his captaincy, New Zealand also won the World Test Championship in 2021. In the limited-overs format, Williamson has highlighted tremendous consistency.
|Sr No||Date||Team Played||Innings||Score||Venue||Result|
|1||14th October 2010||Bangladesh||2||108||Sher e Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka||Lost|
|2||25th October 2011||Zimbabwe||1||100*||Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo||Lost|
|3||22nd January 2013||South Africa||1||145*||De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberly||Won|
|4||17th December 2014||Pakistan||1||123||Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi||Won|
|5||20th January 2015||Sri Lanka||2||103||Saxton Oval, Nelson||Won|
|6||3rd February 2015||Pakistan||1||112||Mclean Park, Napier||Won|
|7||14th June 2015||England||2||118||Rose Bowl, Southampton||Won|
|8||20th October 2016||India||1||118||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi||Won|
|9||2nd June 2017||Australia||1||100||Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham||No Result|
|10||6th January 2018||Pakistan||1||115||Basin reserve, Wellington||Won|
|11||3rd March 2018||England||2||112*||Westpac Stadium, Wellington||Lost|
|12||19th June 2019||South Africa||2||106*||Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham||Won|
|13||22nd June 2019||West Indies||1||148||Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester||Won|
Kane Williamson T20I Centuries
The New Zealand skipper has the adaptability to change his style of play depending on the format. The 34-year-old has looked technically competent in the shorter format like the test as well as the 50 overs format. Williamson hasn’t scored a century yet in the shorter format but has scored 17 half-centuries.
Kane Williamson IPL Centuries
Williamson hasn’t scored a century in his IPL career but he has scored 18 half-centuries. Under his captaincy, Sunriseres Hyderabad made it to the 2018 IPL final.