Kane Stuart Williamson, born on 8 August 1990, is an international cricketer and currently the captain of the New Zealand cricket team in all formats. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional off-spin bowler and is nicknamed as Cool Cat. He made his first-class debut in 2007 December & his Under-19 debut in the same year against the Indian Under-19 team and was named captain of the New Zealand Under-19 team for the 2008 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He made his international debut in 2010. He represented New Zealand in 2011, 2015 and 2019 Cricket World Cups and 2012, 2014 and 2016 ICC World Twenty20 World Cup editions. He began full-time captaincy for New Zealand at the ICC World Twenty20 in India in 2016. He captained the New Zealand national team in the 2019 Cricket World Cup and led the team to the final, losing only to England in the Super Over. Williamson was then honoured with the Player of the Tournament award. Many times, Ian Chappell and Martin Crowe have ranked him in the top four or five Test cricket batsmen along Joe Root, Steve Smith, Virat Kohli and David Warner. As of December 2019, Williamson has scored 21 Test and 13 ODI centuries.
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