Kane Williamson Biography | Eye-Opening Facts About Him

Kane Williamson Biography | Eye-Opening Facts About Him
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Kane Williamson Biography: Kane Stuart Williamson is an international New Zealander cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and occasionally an off-spin bowler. Williamson made his first-class cricket debut in December 2007. Moreover, Kane captained Team New Zealand in ICC T20 World Cup 2019 in New Zealand. He was the only New Zealander for the ICC Test Team of the Decades 2011-2020 and was elected for the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Cricketer of the Century. He recorded a total of 890 on 31st December 2020, surpassing Steve Smith and Virat Kohli, who is currently the world’s No. 1 rated test batsmen. Williamson plays first-class cricket for Northern Districts on the domestic level. Moreover, he is also an essential part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. Read Kane Williamson Biography and know complete details about Kane’s personal life and his career as well.

Williamson Family 

Williamson was born in Tauranga, New Zealand, on 8th August 1990. His father Brett had also played under-17 and Club Cricket in New Zealand. His mother, Sandra, had been an emblematic basketball player. Moreover, Williamson has a twin brother Logan and three older sisters, Anna, Kylie, and Sophie. All three sisters were volleyball players, and Sophie and Anna were included in New Zealand age-group teams. 

Williamson played senior representative cricket when he was 14 years old, and he played First-Class cricket at 16. Moreover, he attended Tauranga Boy’s College from 2004-2008. In that college, he was head boy in his last year. Pacey Depina was his coach who marked Williamson out as having “a thirst to be phenomenal- but not anyone else’s expense.” Notably, he scored 40 centuries before he departed the school.

Kane Williamson Biography

Name       Kane Stuart Williamson
Date of BirthAugust 8, 1990
NationalityNew Zealand
Age31 years
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
RoleBatsman/Right-handed, Captain, Right-arm off-break Bowler
RelationsLogan Williamson (Brother), Sandra Williamson (Mother), Brett Williamson (Father), Anna Williamson, Sophie Williamson, Kylie Williamson (Sister)
Kane Williamson Biography

Career

Domestic Career | Top-Tier Cricket

Kane Williamson made his top-tier debut for Northern Districts in 2007 when he was just 17. He is still a part of them.

English County Cricket

Gloucestershire signed Kane Williamson during the English County Season 2011. After that, Yorkshire took him in 2013 for half of the season. Due to his fabulous performance in the 2013 season, Kane was signed to come back for the 2014 season. Yorkshire became the winner of the County Championship that year. For 2015, Australia’s Aaron Finch contract was expanded by Yorkshire as a substitute for Kane Williamson. He was afterward signed for the 2016 season.

Kane Williamson batting for English side Yorkshire in the 2018 County Championship
Kane Williamson batting for English side Yorkshire in the 2018 County Championship

IPL Career | ODI Career

Williamson made his ODI debut against India on 10 August 2010. He was out on the 9th ball without scoring a single run. It was not the beginning to a career for which Williamson was expecting. He was once again bowled for a duck by Angelo Mathews in his 2nd match. 

Williamson made his inaugural century against Team Bangladesh in Dhaka. Moreover, Kane Williamson became the youngest centurion in the history of New Zealand Cricket when he was just 20 years old. Post his execution in the Bangladesh tour where however New Zealand had to face a 4-0 whitewash; Kane was picked out for New Zealand’s squad for the Tour of India.

Test Career | Kane Williamson Biography

Kane Williamson made his Test Cricket Debut against India at Ahmadabad on 4 November 2010. In the first innings, he made 131 scores off 299 balls and thus became the 8th New Zealand cricketer to score a century on Test Debut. 

In June 2014, Williamson made 161 runs against West Indies and scored his second fabulous test century of the series. Kane performed a vital role in a phenomenal test series victory for New Zealand. In that series, Kane was the dominating run-scorer who made 413 runs, including a declined double century by rain. In April 2014, he was reported for a suspicious bowling action but he was rectified in December 2014. 

Back in August 2016, Kane made a century in the open-ended Test Series. And thus he became the 13th batsman to make a century against all nations playing test series. After getting this coup in the fewer innings, Kane Williamson became the youngest cricketer to secure this record.

Moreover, on 23rd March 2018, Williamson became the cricketer with most centuries in the test series. He scored a total of 18 centuries in the test matches for New Zealand. In May 2018, on behalf of his outstanding performances, he was one of those twenty players who were awarded a new agreement for the 2018-2019 seasons by New Zealand Cricket. On 7th December 2018, Kane became the first New Zealand Player who crossed 900 rating points in the ICC Test Batting Rankings.

In August 2016, Kane Williamson scored a century against Zimbabwe in the ongoing test series
Kane Williamson Biography: In August 2016, Kane Williamson scored a century against Zimbabwe in the ongoing test series

International Career

On 16th October 2011, Kane Williamson played his T20 International debut against Zimbabwe. He captained Team New Zealand in the ICC T20 World Cup in 2016.

Captaincy

In 2016, after the retirement of Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson became the captain of Team New Zealand in all formats of cricket.  His captaincy was started in the ICC T20 World Cup in India. Moreover, Williamson also captained Team New Zealand during their runner-up finish at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Kane Williamson Biography - Kane Williamson on India's win against Australia
Kane Williamson Biography: Kane Williamson on India’s win against Australia

Kane Williamson- Throughout the Years

YearAgeAchievement
200717First-class Debut for Northern Districts
201020ODI Debut
201020Test Debut     
201121T20I Debut
201121Debut for Gloucestershire
201323Debut for Yorkshire
201524IPL Debut: Sunrisers Hyderabad
Kane Williamson throughout the years’ achievement

Batting Stats

GAME TYPEMINNRUNSBFNOAVGSR100s50sHS4s6sCTST
ODIs151144617375511447.4881.75133914856349600
TESTs851487230139671453.9551.76243325179817720
T20Is676518051443831.66125.080139518241320
T20s212203542943483231.74124.86139101507135890
LIST As2122018294101942246.3381.36175114872970870
FIRST-CLASS15125711926227652050.3252.3834592841395371360
Kane Williamson Biography | Batting Stats

Bowling Stats

GAME TYPEMINNOVERSRUNSWKTSAVGECOBEST5Ws
ODIs15165244.313103735.405.354/220
TESTs8567358.312073040.233.364/440
T20Is671219.4164627.338.332/160
T20s21254128.29093030.307.083/330
LIST As21299459.223836735.565.185/511
FIRST-CLASS151140110137098643.123.365/591
Williamson Bowling Stats

Recent Matches

MATCHRUNSBF4s6sSROVERSMORCWKTSECOEX
ENG vs NZ00000000000
NZ vs AUS373050123.33000000
SRH vs RCB312940106.90000000
SRH vs KKR262140123.81000000
SRH vs CSK111120100.00000000
Kane recent matches Overview

Records | Kane Williamson Biography

  • Youngest centurion in New Zealand Cricket History – 20 years. 
  • Eighth New Zealand Cricketer to make a century on Test Debut. 
  • The third most elevated at any point strike-evaluated century by a New Zealander in a One-Day Global – 100* for 69 balls. 
  • Fifth-quickest batsman in the world and the quickest New Zealander to make 3,000 runs. 
  • Most Test Runs for New Zealand in a scheduled year – 1172 runs in 2015. 
  • Thirteenth batsman to score a test century against all test playing countries. 
  • First New Zealand player who crossed 900 rating focuses in the ICC Test batting rankings – 2018. 
  • Quickest New Zealand Player to score 6,000 runs in test cricket.

Awards and Accomplishments

  • IPL Orange Cap for scoring most runs in 2018 – 735. 
  • Named in the IPL XI of the tournament by Cricbuzz in 2018. 
  • Player of the Tournament ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. 
  • Captain of Team of the Tournament by Espncricinfo-ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. 
  • Chosen in the second XI of the 2014 ICC World T20 Cup by ESPNCricinfo. 
  • Named in Test XI of the year by Cricbuzz – 2014. 
  • T20 Player of the Year by NZC for the 2014-15 seasons. 
  • ‘Team of the Tournament’ by Cricinfo and Cricbuzz – ICC T20 World Cup 2016. 
  • New Zealand player of the year-2016. 
  • Test player of the year-2016 
  • Redpath Cup for a top batsman in top of the line cricket – 2015, 2016. 
  • World Test XI by the ICC – 2016. 
  • Sir Richard Hadlee Medal – 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. 
  • Named twelfth man in the ‘Team of the Tournament’ at the 2017 Champions Trophy by the ICC and Cricinfo. 
  • World Test XI by the ICC – 2018. 
  • Named Captain of Test XI by ESPNCricinfo – 2018. 
  • Named in Test XI by Cricbuzz – 2018.

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