Name : Kane Williamson
Birth Info : 01 Jan ,1970 , at TaurangaStatus : Batsman Batting : Batting: Right Handed Bowling : Bowling: Off break
At a time when New Zealand were struggling to get to grips with Test cricket after the retirement of the likes of Stephen Fleming, on came Kane Williamson, a young, technically-sound batsman with the skill to face lethal pace attacks and at the same time tackle quality spinners with nimble footwork.
Born in a cricketing family, the right-hander was a sensation from his school days and went on to represent Northern Districts at the Under-17 level. He made his first-class debut against Auckland in 2007 before captaining New Zealand in their 2008 Under-19 WC campaign. A decent 2008-09 season was followed by a fantastic 2009-10 one where he excelled particularly in the shorter format scoring 621 runs at an average of 77.62. This earned him a contract with the national side and he made his ODI debut in 2010 against India scoring ducks in his first two games. But in his fifth game, despite being injured and aided by a runner, Williamson showed great determination to score his maiden century which very nearly won the game for the Kiwis against Bangladesh. Later that year, he went on to score his maiden Test century in his very first game against India in Ahmedabad.
A quiet 2011 was followed up with a noisy 2012 when a gritty, unbeaten Test ton against the world's most dangerous fast bowling attack of Dale Steyn and co. saved New Zealand from a humiliating defeat. Williamson became New Zealand's youngest ODI captain as well as the fourth youngest in history when in 2012, he was appointed stand-in skipper in place of injured Ross Taylor for the series against West Indies. Although his average doesn't suggest that he has fulfilled the expectations laid on him, Williamson is probably the best batsman that the New Zealand team has garnered from the current generation.
- At 20 years and 67 days, Kane Williamson became the youngest Black Caps player to score an ODI hundred.
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