Kane Williamson

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Kane Williamson
Personal information
Full name Kane Stuart Williamson
Born (1990-08-08) 8 August 1990 (age 24)
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Top-order Batsman, All-Rounder
Relations Dane Cleaver (cousin)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 248) 4 November 2010 v India
Last Test 3 January 2015 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 161) 10 August 2010 v India
Last ODI 29 January 2015 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 22
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–present Northern Districts
2011–2012 Gloucestershire
2013–present Yorkshire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 39 61 97 118
Runs scored 3,034 2,163 7,327 4,189
Batting average 45.96 44.14 46.96 44.09
100s/50s 9/15 5/13 19/37 9/25
Top score 242* 145* 284* 145*
Balls bowled 1,759 861 5,968 2,138
Wickets 24 24 78 54
Bowling average 40.95 33.00 42.88 34.22
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 34/– 25/– 92/– 49/–
Source: CricketArchive, 20 January 2015

Kane Stuart Williamson (born 8 August 1990) is a New Zealand Test cricketer. He plays for Northern Districts, making his first-class debut in December 2007.[1] He made his U-19 debut against the touring Indian U-19 team in 2007 and was named captain of the New Zealand U-19 team for the 2008 U-19 Cricket World Cup. Williamson also represented New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 hosted by Subcontinental nations. On 14 August 2013, Williamson signed for Yorkshire for the rest of the English county season.


Williamson attended Tauranga Boys' College from 2004–2008 where he was Head Boy in his final year and was coached by Josh Simms.

After a difficult winter tour with the Emerging Players' Squad, Williamson bounced back in fine style for Northern Districts averaging almost five hundred in the domestic one-day tournament, culminating in scoring 69 off 71 balls the final victory over Auckland Aces.

On 24 March 2010 Williamson was named in the New Zealand Test squad for the second Test against Australia,[2] but ultimately he did not play in the match.[3]

Williamson made his One-Day International debut against India on 10 August 2010. He was dismissed for a 9th ball duck. In his second match, he was bowled by Angelo Mathews for a second ball duck. He scored his maiden ODI century against Bangladesh on 14 October 2010 in Dhaka and hence became the youngest centurion in New Zealand cricket history. Due to his performance on the Bangladesh tour where New Zealand suffered a 4–0 whitewash, Williamson was selected in the New Zealand Test squad for the tour of India that followed.[4]

Williamson made his Test cricket debut against India at Ahmedabad on 4 November 2010. In his first innings he scored 131 runs off 299 balls and became the eighth New Zealand player to score a century on Test debut.

Williamson scored his highest test match score of 161 against West Indies in June 2014.It was his second test century of the series and helped secure a rare away test series victory for his side.Williamson finished as the leading overall run scorer in the series with 413 runs, and was only denied a double century by rain which forced skipper Brendon McCullum to declare in the interest of a result in the match.He was also reported for chucking in April, 2014,[5][6] but was cleared in December 2014.[7][8] His illegal bowling action started after he left high school in order to get a faster release and turn on the ball. His new action essentially reverts him to his action in high school, with a more side-on approach and less wrist and elbow deviation.[9] He was also named as captain ahead of the ODI and Twenty20 series against Pakistan as Brendon McCullum was rested.[10]

After a promising start to his international career, Williamson was signed up by the Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.[11]

Williamson is currently third on the list (behind Corey Anderson and Ross Taylor) for the highest ever strike-rated century by a New Zealander in a One-Day International. He achieved during his 100* off 69 balls against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo,[12] but a fine innings of 99* by Malcolm Waller ensured that he ended up on the losing side.[13] On September 19, 2014 he scored his first T20 hundred scoring 101* in 49 balls to guide Northern Districts for a comfortable win against Cape Cobras in Champions League Twenty20 2014.[14] He has also established one of the most potent no.3-no.4 top-order partnership with Ross Taylor, with himself being the most prolific no.3 batsman for the national side since former captain Stephen Fleming. Also, Fleming (in 2006) and Williamson (in 2015) became the most recent no.3 batsmen to score double centuries.[15] However, they were also involved in 12 run outs across all forms of international cricket as of 26 January, 2015 when they are both on the crease.[16] As a fielder, his position is predominantly at gully,[17] but can move to point with spin bowlers, or cover point with fast bowlers.

In 2015, he started with 69 and 242 not out against Sri Lanka, with two great catches on the field in a man-of-the-match performance.[18]

International Centuries[edit]

  • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out
  • The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career

Test Centuries[edit]

Kane Williamson's Test centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 131 1  India India Ahmedabad, India Sardar Patel Stadium 2010 Drawn
2 102* 12  South Africa New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand Basin Reserve 2012 Drawn
3 135 18  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka P Sara Oval 2012 Won
4 114 26  Bangladesh Bangladesh Chittagong, Bangladesh Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium 2013 Drawn
5 113 30  India New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Eden Park 2014 Won
6 113 32  West Indies Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica Sabina Park 2014 Won
7 161* 34  West Indies Barbados Bridgetown, Barbados Kensington Oval 2014 Won
8 192 37  Pakistan United Arab Emirates Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium 2014 Won
9 242* 39  Sri Lanka New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand Basin Reserve 2015 Won

One Day International Centuries[edit]

Kane Williamson's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 108 5  Bangladesh Bangladesh Mirpur, Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 2010 Lost
2 100* 18  Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club 2011 Lost
3 145* 35  South Africa South Africa Kimberley, South Africa De Beers Diamond Oval 2013 Won
4 123 58  Pakistan United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Sheikh Zayed Stadium 2014 Won
5 103 61  Sri Lanka New Zealand Nelson, New Zealand Saxton Oval 2015 Won

Career best performances[edit]

as of 1 July 2014

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
Tests 242* New Zealand v Sri Lanka Wellington 2015 4–44 New Zealand v England Auckland 2013
ODI 145* New Zealand v South Africa Kimberley 2013 4–22 New Zealand v South Africa Kimberley 2013
T20I 51 New Zealand v South Africa Chittagong 2014 1–6 New Zealand v Zimbabwe Auckland 2012
FC 284* Northern Districts Knights v Wellington Firebirds Lincoln 2011 5–75 Northern Districts Knights v Canterbury Wizards Christchurch (VG) 2009
LA 112 Gloucestershire Gladiators v Leicestershire Foxes Bristol 2012 5–51 Northern Districts Knights v Auckland Aces Auckland (CMP) 2010
T20 101* Northern Districts Knights v Cape Cobras Raipur 2014 3–33 Northern Districts Knights v Wellington Firebirds Wellington 2012

Personal Life[edit]

Williamson's childhood hero was Sachin Tendulkar.[19] During the New Zealand vs Pakistan 2014 ODI series he donated his entire match fee for all 5 ODI's to the victims of the 2014 Peshawar school massacre.[20][21]


  1. ^ "List of First Class Matches Played by Kane Williamson". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Coverdale, Brydon (24 March 2010). "Kane Williamson named in New Zealand Test squad". CricInfo. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Scorecard – 2nd Test: New Zealand v Australia at Hamilton, 27–31 March 2010". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Williamson, Bennett in Test squad". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "ESPN Cricinfo Liv e Scores – New Zealand tour of India (Nov 2010), 1st Test: India v New Zealand at Ahmedabad, Nov 4–8, 2010". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  6. ^ Ravindran, Siddarth (7 November 2010). "Williamson and Vettori guide New Zealand past 400". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  7. ^ See Kane Williamson's new bowling action
  8. ^ "Sachithra Senanayake & Kane Williamson cleared to bowl again". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 9 December 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Kane Williamson First Test Over With New Bowling Action
  10. ^ Kane Williamson named as captain for Pakistan series; Brendon McCullum rested
  11. ^ Williamson joins Gloucestershire ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 29 December 2011
  12. ^ Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records ESPNCricinfo Statsguru. Retrieved 29 December 2011
  13. ^ Zimbabwe vs New Zealand Scorecard ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 29 December 2011
  14. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/champions-league-twenty20-2014/content/story/782333.html
  15. ^ Cricket: Skipper loves the 3-4 punch
  16. ^ Black Caps await final one-dayer before World Cup
  17. ^ Kane Williamson Incredible Gully Catch vs. Sri Lanka (Wellington 2015)
  18. ^ Williamson could be our greatest ever batter - McCullum
  19. ^ http://www.wisdenindia.com/player/New-Zealand/Kane-Williamson/3597.html
  20. ^ http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/cricket/pakistan-attack-new-zealands-kane-4869403
  21. ^ http://sport360.com/article/international/30527/kane-williamson-and-adam-milne-donate-match-fee-peshawar-victims

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