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Kane Williamson
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Personal information
Full name Kane Stuart Williamson
Born 8 August 1990 (1990-08-08) (age 30)
Tauranga, New Zealand
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm off-break
Role Batsman, Captain
International information
National side New Zealand
Test debut (cap 248) 4 November 2010 v India
Last Test 9 December 2017 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 191) 10 August 2010 v India
Last ODI 20 December 2017 v West Indies
ODI shirt no. 22
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–present Northern Districts
2011–2012 Gloucestershire
2013–2014 Yorkshire
2015–present Sunrisers Hyderabad
2016-present Yorkshire
2017–present Barbados Tridents
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 63 117 126 178
Runs scored 5,214 4,678 9,617 6,726
Batting average 50.62 46.31 48.48 45.75
100s/50s 17/26 9/32 27/48 13/43
Top score 242* 145* 284* 145*
Balls bowled 2,025 1,269 6,474 2,558
Wickets 29 33 85 63
Bowling average 38.93 35.60 42.75 35.68
5 wickets in innings 0 0 1 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/44 4/22 5/75 5/51
Catches/stumpings 53/- 45/- 114/– 72/–
Source: Cricinfo, 15 December 2017

Kane Stuart Williamson (born 8 August 1990) is a professional cricketer and currently the captain of New Zealand. Considered as one of the most innovative batsman in the modern era, he is a right-handed batsman and occasional off-spinner. As of 20 December 2016, he is the fourth ranked batsman in Test cricket. Domestically he has represented Northern Districts in New Zealand domestic cricket, the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, and Gloucestershire and Yorkshire in English county cricket.

Williamson made his first-class debut in December 2007. He made his U-19 debut against the touring Indian U-19 team the same year and was named captain of the New Zealand U-19 team for the 2008 U-19 Cricket World Cup. He made his international debut in 2010. Williamson has represented New Zealand at the 2011 and 2015 editions of the Cricket World Cup and 2012, 2014 and 2016 editions of the ICC World Twenty20. He made his full-time captaincy debut for New Zealand in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India.

At various times Ian Chappell and Martin Crowe have ranked Williamson among the top four or five test cricket batsmen, along with Joe Root, Steve Smith, Virat Kohli and David Warner.

External links

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Batsmen with a Test batting average above 50 vte
Australia Donald Bradman (99.94) • Greg Chappell (53.86) • Michael Clarke (52.96) • Ricky Ponting (51.85) • Jack Ryder (51.62) • Michael Hussey (51.52) • Steve Waugh (51.06) • Matthew Hayden (50.73) • Allan Border (50.56)
England Herbert Sutcliffe (60.73) • Eddie Paynter (59.23) • Ken Barrington (58.67) • Wally Hammond (58.45) • Jack Hobbs (56.94) • Len Hutton (56.67) • Ernest Tyldesley (55.00) • Denis Compton (50.06)
India Vinod Kambli (54.20) • Virat Kohli (53.76) • Sachin Tendulkar (53.78) • Rahul Dravid (52.31) • Cheteshwar Pujara (51.19) • Sunil Gavaskar (51.12)
New Zealand Kane Williamson (53.38)
Pakistan Javed Miandad (52.57) • Mohammad Yousuf (52.29) • Younus Khan (52.05)
South Africa Graeme Pollock (60.97) • Jacques Kallis (55.37) • Dudley Nourse (53.81) • AB de Villiers (50.66)
Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara (57.40)
West Indies * George Headley (60.83) • Everton Weekes (58.61) • Garfield Sobers (57.78) • Clyde Walcott (56.68) • Charlie Davis (54.20) • Brian Lara (52.88) • Shivnarine Chanderpaul (51.37) • Viv Richards (50.23)
Zimbabwe Andy Flower (51.54)


Current captains of national cricket teams with full Test status vte
Afghanistan Asghar Afghan
Australia Test: Tim PaineODI & T20I: Aaron Finch
Bangladesh Test: Mominul HaqueODI: Tamim IqbalT20I: Mahmudullah
England Test: Joe RootODI & T20I: Eoin Morgan
India Virat Kohli
Ireland Andrew Balbirnie
New Zealand Kane Williamson
Pakistan Test: Azhar AliODI: vacantT20I: Babar Azam
South Africa Test: vacantODI & T20I: Quinton de Kock
Sri Lanka Test & ODI: Dimuth KarunaratneT20I: Lasith Malinga
West Indies Test: Jason HolderODI & T20I: Kieron Pollard
Zimbabwe Test: Sean WilliamsODI & T20I: Chamu Chibhabha
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