Kane Williamson Biography – A cricketer who broke the record of Sir Don Bradman, and according to some cricket legends, he will be known as the greatest batsman of New Zealand cricket history in the future!
Family Background of Kane Williamson:
Kane Williamson was born on August 08, 1990, in Tauranga, New Zealand. His father, Brett Williamson, was a Sales representative & also a cricketer. He had played Under-17s & Club cricket for New Zealand. His mother, Sandra Williamson, is a former Basketball player.
He has three sisters named Kylie Williamson, Sophie Williamson & Anna Williamson, and two of them are Volleyball players.
Kane also has a twin brother named Logan Williamson. They have played many sports together, like Rugby, Ice-hockey, Volleyball, Soccer & Cricket.
Williamson is married to Sarah Raheem. And the couple has a daughter who was born in December 2020.
Kane Williamson Biography:
|Full Name||Kane Stuart Williamson|
|Date of Birth||August 8, 1990|
|Age||30 years (in 2021)|
|Birth Place||Tauranga, New Zealand|
|Eye Color||Light blue|
|Family & Relationships|
|Siblings||3 Sisters (Anna, Kylie & Sophie Williamson) & 1 Brother (Logan Williamson)|
|Coach||Pacey Depina, David Johnston|
|Playing Role||Top-order batsman|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm offbreak|
|Major Teams||New Zealand, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, New Zealand Under-19s, Northern Districts, , Yorkshire, Barbados Tridents, Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|India vs New Zealand at Ahmedabad (Nov 4-8, 2010)|
|India vs New Zealand at Dambulla (August 10, 2010)|
|New Zealand vs Zimbabwe at Harare (October 15, 2011)|
|First-Class Debut||Auckland vs Northern Districts at Auckland (December 10-12, 2007)|
|List-A Debut||Auckland vs Northern Districts at Auckland (Dec 30, 2007)|
|T-20 Debut||Canterbury vs Northern Districts at Christchurch (February 6, 2009)|
Williamson’s Cricket Career:
At the age of 14, Kane started playing senior-level age cricket. In 2004, he joined Tauranga Boys’ College and enhanced his cricket skills under the guidance of Pacey Depina. In 2008, he completed college, and by that time, he had already scored 40 centuries for his college team.
At the age of 16, he started playing first-class cricket. In December 2007, Williamson made his First-Class debut for Northern Districts against Auckland. He scored 2 runs in the first innings and a duck in the second innings.
On December 30, 2007, he started his List-A career against Auckland, in which he scored 25 runs in just 28 balls. In the same year, he made his Under-19 debut against New Zealand.
Two years later, on February 06, 2009, he made his T20 debut against Canterbury. He played for Gloucestershire in the 2011 English County season & signed for Yorkshire in August 2013.
In March 2010, he was selected in the second test match squad of the New Zealand vs Australia match but didn’t get the chance to play.
On August 10, 2010, Kane played his first One Day International match against India in Srilanka-Triangular-Series. But on his debut match, he got out on a duck.
Later, in November, he made his Test debut against India. He scored 131 runs in the first innings of the match.
On October 15, 2011, he made his T20 International debut against Zimbabwe at Harare. He didn’t get the chance to bat as New Zealand chased down the score of 123 runs without losing any wicket.
He captained New Zealand for a long period and led his team to reach the new heights. NZ won the inaugural World Test Championship under his leadership in 2021.
However, in December 2022, he stepped down as a captain from the Test format.
Williamson’s IPL Career:
In IPL 2015, Kane was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at 60 lakhs. In this season, he played 2 matches and scored a total of 31 runs.
He was retained by SRH for IPL 2016, in which he played 6 matches and scored 124 runs. Also, Sunrisers Hyderabad was the winner of the season.
He played in IPL 2017 for the same team and scored 256 runs in 7 matches.
In IPL 2018, Kane was retained by SRH at a whopping price of 3 crores, even he got the captainship of the team. He was the only ‘foreign’ Captain of that season.
In IPL 2018, Williamson became the most run scorer with 735 runs, including 8 half-centuries. Hence, awarded by the Orange Cap in the season.
He missed some matches of the IPL 2019 due to his shoulder injury but managed to score 156 runs in 9 innings. Hyderabad retained him for 2020 and IPL 2021. The franchisee retained him for IPL 2022 too.
Facts about Kane Williamson:
- His favorite cricketers are Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting & Jacques Kallis.
- He is the fastest New Zealand player who scores 3000 & 6000 runs in Test cricket.
- Kane Williamson has scored the highest no. of Test Centuries for New Zealand. (25 Centuries till February 2023).
- On October 14, 2010, he became the youngest Kiwi who scored an ODI Century.
- Kane became the 8th batsman of New Zealand Cricket, who scored a century on his Test debut.
- When India toured New Zealand in January 2014, he scored half-centuries in all the 5 ODI Matches. After Yasir Hameed, he is only the second player to do so.
- Kane Williamson’s wife, Sarah Raheem, is a certified English Nurse.
- After 5 Matches series against Pakistan in 2014, he donated all his fees to the Peshawar School Terror Attack victims.
- He had bowled for his team also. he is a right-arm off-spinner.
- Kane is a Right-hand batsman and bowler but writes Left-handed.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: Who is Kane Williamson’s brother?
Ans: He has a twin brother named Logan Williamson.
Q2: Who is the wife of Kane Williamson?
Ans: Sarah Raheem
Q3: What is the height of Williamson?
Ans: 5ft. 8” (1.73 m or 173 cm)
Q4: What is the age of Kane Williamson?
Ans: 32 years, 9 months (in 2023)
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