Ultimate XI T20 Batsmen 3-5: Kane Williamson

By August 03, 2020
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The wicket of Kane Williamson is among the most prized in all of cricket, simple because he takes care of it so well. Not taking a chance against the New Zealand captain is probably the biggest mistake any opposition can make. Once Williamson is at the crease, New Zealand is likely to be a difficult prospect to beat.

What is worse, is if Williamson has scored some runs before he plays against your team. That is problematic because he scores runs in bunches, like he did in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) where he donned the Orange Cap, having scored 735 runs on the season. That was the season when Williamson was first announced as captain of Sunriser’s Hyderabad, a team he led to the IPL final where they were defeated by the Chennai Super Kings. And that has been the trend with Williamson, his performances improve with mounting responsibilities.

A stroke player, rather than a 'muscler' of the cricket ball, Williamson had to learn to play in the shortest format of the game, but he has. He was bought by Sunrisers for US$96,000 in 2015, winning the title the following year. He was one of the retained players in 2017, but by 2018, his value as a T20 batsman had soared, and it cost Sunrisers US$460,500 to keep him.  

 

Career Statistics (2009-present)

Full name: Kane Stuart Williamson

Born: August 8, 1990, Tauranga (29)

Major teams: New Zealand, Barbados Tridents, Edmonton Royals, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, New Zealand A, New Zealand Cricket XI, New Zealand Emerging Players, New Zealand Under-19s, New Zealand Under-19s, New Zealand XI, Northern Districts, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Yorkshire

Playing role: Top-order batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak

 

T20I Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs         HS     Ave    BF         SR     100   50         4s     6s     Ct         St

60    58    7      1665         95    32.64         1330         125.18      0         11    170   36         27    0

T20 Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs         HS     Ave    BF         SR     100   50         4s     6s     Ct         St

181   173   21    4593         101* 30.21         3681         124.77      1         31    430   115         71    0  

 

Career Highlights

  • T20I caps for New Zealand (60)
  • 5th most T20I runs by a Kiwi (1665)
  • Averages 32.64 in T20Is
  • 4593 T20 runs at 30.21 average
  • IPL 2018 orange cap winner (735 runs)
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