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.