Kane Stuart Williamson, who was born on August 8, 1990, is considered by many to be the best batter in the world. New Zealand's success since Kane Williamson took over as captain in 2016 is largely attributed to him.
Here are 21 Facts About Kane Williamson You Should Know
- Kane Stuart William was born in Tauranga, New Zealand, on August 8, 1990. Brett's dad used to play club cricket in New Zealand, and his mom Sandra used to play basketball.
- Williamson's younger twin brother, Logan, was born just a few minutes after Williamson. In addition, he has three older sisters. Every one of his sisters was a former NBA player.
- The young prodigy made his senior representative cricket debut at the age of 16, and he started playing at the age of 14. When Kane graduated from Tauranga Boys College, he had scored 40 centuries. As a result, it's reasonable to assume that he enjoyed celebrity status from an early age.
- Williamson's neighbours include New Zealand cricketers Trent Boult and Doug Bracewell. But Bracewell is an old acquaintance of his from way back when
- Kane Williamson is a man of several sports. He was a talented rugby player and a school basketball star growing up.
- During the 2008 Under-19 World Cup, New Zealand was captained by Kane Williamson. The Kiwis were knocked out in the semi-finals, with Kane scoring a meagre 124 runs across five games.
- A professional batsman who debuted in ODIs and Tests in 2010 with games against India. His first ODI outing failed, as he was dismissed for a duck on the ninth ball. However, he excelled in his first test, scoring 131 runs off 299 deliveries—a remarkable century.
- At age 20, Williamson made history as the youngest New Zealand cricketer ever to reach a century when he tallied 108 runs off 131 balls in Dhaka. With 7230 runs in 85 matches at an amazing average of 53.95, Williamson is very close to being the best run-scorer in test history.
- Kane Williamson looks up to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. The 31-year-old is a good human being; when a terrorist assault in Peshawar claimed the lives of more than 130 children, Williamson generously contributed his match earnings from the games played against Pakistan.
- Under Kane's leadership, New Zealand has advanced to the semifinals of the 2016 T20 World Cup and the final of the 2019 World Cup, where it was defeated due to a strange rule (the most number of fours).
- Since 2019, New Zealand has been outstanding in the game's longest format. They defeated India in the final of the first-ever World Test Championship, which was hosted in Southampton. Williamson led his team to victory by scoring in the 50s in the third and seventh innings.
- With 86 victories out of a possible 163 (52.76), Kane Williamson has the highest winning percentage among all New Zealand captains.
- David Warner dubbed Williamson "Steady the Ship" after his 50* in the 2020 IPL playoff elimination game against RCB.
- Every great player dreams of playing for an English county team at least once. So far in his career, Kane has played for two different county teams: Gloucestershire (2011–2012) and Yorkshire (2013–2018).
- For example, in 2015, IPL powerhouse Sunrisers Hyderabad signed Kane Williamson. In 2016, he was a key member of the championship team, and in 2018, as captain, his team finished second. After scoring 735 runs in 17 games, the New Zealand batsman was awarded the Orange Cap.
- "Kane Williamson is the greatest ever batsman of New Zealand," stated New Zealand icon Martin Crowe.
- Williamson has been dating Sarah Raheem, a nurse, since 2015; however, the couple has yet to tie the knot. In 2020, the couple's daughter was born.
- Williamson is worth an estimated $10 million, and Kane wears number 22.
Kane Williamson is renowned for his abilities as a batsman, wicketkeeper, and off-spin bowler. His hitting prowess has always taken the spotlight, but his fantasy cricket value lies in his superb fielding. When assembling your dream team, it is crucial to be well versed in the statistics of each player.