Personal information
Full name Kane Stuart Williamson
Born 8 August 1990 (age 30)
Tauranga, New Zealand
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm off-break
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 248) 4 November 2010 v India
Last Test 3 January 2021 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 161) 10 August 2010 v India
Last ODI 13 March 2020 v Australia
T20I debut (cap 49) 16 October 2011 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I 7 March 2021 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007/08–present Northern Districts
2011–2012 Gloucestershire
2013–2018 Yorkshire
2015–present Sunrisers Hyderabad
2017 Barbados Tridents
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 83 151 67 151
Runs scored 7,115 6,173 1,805 11,926
Batting average 54.31 47.48 31.66 50.32
100s/50s 24/32 13/39 0/13 34/59
Top score 251 148 95 284*
Balls bowled 2,133 1,467 118 6,606
Wickets 30 37 6 86
Bowling average 39.83 35.40 27.33 43.12
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 4/44 4/22 2/16 5/75
Catches/stumpings 72/– 60/– 32/– 136/–


Kane Stuart Williamson (born eight august 1990) is a New Zealand global cricketer who’s presently the captain of the New Zealand countrywide team in all formats. He’s a proper-exceeded batsman and an occasional off spin bowler. Williamson is continuously rated as one of the pinnacle-ranked test and ODI batsmen in the world, according to the ICC participant scores. On 31 December 2020, he reached a take a look at batting score of 890, surpassing Steve Smith and Virat Kohli as the primary ranked test batsmen within the global.Williamson was the handiest New Zealander to be named within the ICC test team of the decade (2011–2020).The late former New Zealand cricketer, Martin Crowe, noted that, “we’re seeing the dawn of probable our best ever batsman” in Williamson.

Williamson made his best cricket debut in December 2007. He made his u-19 debut in opposition to the touring Indian u-19 crew the identical year and was named captain of the brand New Zealand u-19 crew for the 2008 u-19 cricket world cup. He made his global debut in 2010. Williamson has represented New Zealand on the 2011, 2015 and 2019 variations of the cricket world cup and 2012, 2014 and 2016 variants of the ICC global twenty20. He made his full-time captaincy debut for New Zealand inside the 2016 ICC international twenty20 in India. He captained New Zealand at the 2019 cricket world cup, main the crew to the final and prevailing the player of the match award within the manner.

He become nominated for the sir Garfield sobers award for ICC male cricketer of the last decade, and the award for check cricketer of the decade. Ian Chappell and Martin Crowe have ranked Williamson some of the top 4 or five test cricket batsmen, at the side of Joe Root, Steve Smith, and Virat Kohli.

Early life

Kane Williamson changed into born on 8 august 1990 in Tauranga, New Zealand. His father Brett become a sales consultant who had played under-17 and membership cricket in new Zealand and his mother Sandra have been a representative basketball player. He has a twin brother Logan, who is one minute more youthful than him. The brothers have three older sisters, Anna, Kylie and Sophie. All 3 have been accomplished volleyball players, and Anna and Sophie had been in New Zealand age group groups.

Williamson played senior representative cricket at the age of 14 and best cricket at sixteen. He attended Tauranga boys’ college from 2004–2008, in which he became head boy in his very last 12 months. He become coached via Pacey Depina who defined Williamson as having “a thirst to be out of the ordinary – however not at anybody else’s cost.”He reportedly scored 40 centuries before he left college. Williamson’s early life hero was Sachin Tendulkar. He believes in simplicity and likes to spend time together with his puppy puppies whilst he’s domestic.


In march 2016, Williamson assumed the location of captain of latest Zealand across all sorts of cricket after the retirement of Brendon Mccullum, starting with the sector T20i cup in India. He changed into named as captain of the ‘crew of the event’ via cricinfo and cricbuzz. He also picked up NZ participant of the year, take a look at participant of the yr and the red path cup for pinnacle batsman in first magnificence cricket for the second year in a row.

In august 2016, throughout the take a look at collection against Zimbabwe, Williamson became the thirteenth batsman to attain a century against all the different test playing international locations. He finished this within the fewest innings,[needs update] the quickest time from his test debut and have become the youngest player to reap this feat.

Williamson set a brand new document for scoring the most centuries by way of a brand New Zealand batsman in checks, together with his 18th, in march 2018 whilst he score 102 towards England at Auckland.Later that yr, he scored his 10,000th run in great cricket, batting for the English side Yorkshire in the 2018 county championship.On 8 December 2018, he scored his nineteenth test century in the figuring out 3rd recreation inside the Pakistan away series. On 7 December 2018, Williamson have become the primary player from New Zealand to go 900 rating factors in the ICC test batting ratings. Throughout the 2019 test series against Bangladesh, Williamson scored 200 no longer out as New Zealand posted a team general of 715, their maximum ever in a check innings. He additionally have become the fastest New Zealand participant to score 6,000 runs in check cricket.

In April 2019, he become named the captain of New Zealand’s squad for the 2019 cricket world cup.During the event, he scored an unbeaten 106 to manual New Zealand to victory over South Africa, scoring his three,000th run as captain of recent Zealand in ODIs within the method. On 22 June, Williamson scored 148 runs off 154 balls in a five-run victory over west indies, his career exceptional rating in ODI cricket. One week later, in the healthy in opposition to Australia, Williamson have become the 0.33-quickest Bastman, in phrases of innings, to attain 6,000 runs in ODIS, doing so in his 139th innings. At the give up of the world cup, he become provided the participant of the event award after becoming the best scoring captain in a single world cup, making 578 runs in 10 fits. He turned into named as captain of the ‘team of the tournament’ via the ICC and Espncricinfo.

In November 2020, Williamson was nominated for the sir Garfield sobers award for ICC male cricketer of the decade, and the award for check cricketer of the last decade. On four December, Williamson scored 251 runs, his maximum test score, inside the first innings of the primary test in opposition to west indies and helped New Zealand win the match by means of an innings and 134 runs.


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