KANE WILLIAMSON

  • Local players in IPL have outstanding talent: Kane Williamson April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Relishing every bit of the IPL experience in his debut season, SunRisers Hyderabad's New Zealand import Kane Williamson is mighty impressed by the local talent available in the team. Apart from the big Indian names in Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma and Naman Ojha, the side also boasts of rising...
  • IPL 8: Kane Williamson an asset to Sunrisers Hyderabad April 6, 2015

    Blessed with grace, poise and a technique that has had some of the greats of the game admire his strokes in awe, Kane Williamson has quickly risen up the ranks and lived up to the early promise he showed on the big stage while scoring a century on Test debut...
  • New Zealand cricket has evolved over the years: Kane WIlliamson April 1, 2015

    New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson, who won four trophies at the NAZ award reckons the culture of the team has evolved over the years and the way they played their cricket is something they have achieved. ...
  • World Cup: We have to remain calm and play with freedom, says Williamson March 16, 2015

    Kane Williamson also said that it is important to focus a bit on Chris Gayle but it's more important that Kiwis focus on their own skills. ...
  • World Cup: New Zealand won't curb aggressive game for knockout rounds March 16, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand will not be shelving the aggressive game that has taken them through the pool stage at the World Cup unbeaten despite the stakes now being that much higher in the knock-out rounds, batsman Kane Williamson said on Monday. The co-hosts will enter Saturday's quarter-final in Wellington as raging...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand's Kane Williamson laid low by gastro March 11, 2015

    Hamilton: New Zealand's Kane Williamson missed training on Wednesday due to gastroenteritis but the team is confident the star batsman is not in danger of missing any matches at the World Cup. New Zealand face Bangladesh on Friday with both sides having already qualified for the quarter-finals. Williamson, spinner Daniel Vettori and...
  • World Cup: Afghanistan have a mountain to climb against New Zealand March 7, 2015

    Played four, won four. That's how New Zealand and India have fared in the 2015 World Cup so far. Both teams, comfortably perched on top of their respective groups, have sealed a quarter-final berth as well. But complacency is something one does not associate with this red-hot New Zealand side. When...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia's Glenn Maxwell mocked for Kiwi 'choke' gesture March 2, 2015

    Sydney: Australia's Glenn Maxwell was both mocked and praised on Monday after video emerged of him making a 'choking' gesture just moments before Kane Williamson launched the giant six that won Saturday's World Cup clash for New Zealand. Maxwell, a controversial batsman dubbed 'The Big Show' by Australian media, was fielding...
  • Watch: An Australia-New Zealand slugfest, easy for India, Day 15 at ICC World Cup March 1, 2015

    It was a nail-biting one-wicket win for New Zealand over the arch rivals in Auckland, which ended in a KO by Kane Williamson, while India mowed down the UAE by 9 wickets. Watch highlights from Day 15 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup: Williamson, Boult delighted to be last men standing for Black Caps March 1, 2015

    Auckland: New Zealand's last pair of Kane Williamson and Trent Boult said their edge-of-the-seat, one-wicket World Cup triumph over Australia on Saturday will live in the memory for a long time. Chasing a modest 152-run target, New Zealand were facing an improbable defeat at 146-9 with number 11 batsman Boult walking...
  • New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson agrees Yorkshire return February 18, 2015

    London: New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has agreed to return to Yorkshire for a third successive season, the English county champions announced on Wednesday. Williamson, 24, helped Yorkshire to the County Championship title last year, but will probably be able to play in only their last three matches this year due...
  • Once the World Cup starts, every team is on a clean slate: McCullum February 6, 2015

    Bangalore: New Zealand have been on a roll since November. After drawing a Test series in the United Arab Emirates against Pakistan, they drew a two-match Twenty20 International series against the same opposition, before signing off the tour with a 3-2 win in the One-Day International series. Following the away...
  • New Zealand beat Pakistan by 119 runs in 2nd ODI February 3, 2015

    Napier: New Zealand made an emphatic statement of form Tuesday in its last official limited-overs international before the Cricket World Cup, compiling 369-5 on its way to a crushing 119-run win over Pakistan to complete a 2-0 sweep of their two-match series. Kane Williamson made 112 from 88 balls and Ross...
  • 6th ODI: New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 120 runs to seal series win January 25, 2015

    Dunedin: New Zealand clinched a 4-1 series victory over Sri Lanka by winning Sunday's sixth game of the seven-match one-day series by 120 runs. Kane Williamson made 97, Ross Taylor 96 and Corey Anderson scored 40 and took 3 for 37 as New Zealand defended their total of 315 for...
  • 4th ODI: Williamson, Ronchi seal New Zealand's win over Sri Lanka January 20, 2015

    Nelson: Kane Williamson scored 103 to rescue an ailing New Zealand innings Tuesday and steer them to a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international for a 2-1 lead in the seven-match series. Williamson returned to the line-up after a two-match absence with a shoulder injury to score...
  • Kane Williamson ruled out as NZ-SL gear up for fourth ODI January 19, 2015

    New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the fourth one-day international against Sri Lanka in Nelson on Tuesday. Williamson suffered a shoulder injury in the second Test win over Sri Lanka a fortnight ago and has not played a part in any of the first three one-day...
  • 2nd ODI: Williamson's absence could be a blessing in disguise for NZ January 14, 2015

    Kane Williamson's absence for possibly the next three matches against Sri Lanka could be a blessing in disguise for New Zealand, with the batting order given the opportunity to fine tune plans for the World Cup. Test opener Tom Latham will bat in Williamson's place at number three in the second...
  • Kane Williamson to miss New Zealand's 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka January 12, 2015

    Wellington: Batsman Kane Williamson will miss New Zealand's second one-day cricket international against Sri Lanka on Thursday while recovering from a shoulder injury. Williamson aggravated the injury while fielding during New Zealand's three-wicket win in the first match of a seven-match ODI series in Christchurch on Sunday. Coach Mike Hesson said the...
  • Basin Reserve showed fluctuating nature of Test cricket January 7, 2015

    Wellington: The fluctuating nature of Test cricket was never more evident than the last five days at Wellington's Basin Reserve as New Zealand somehow managed to fight back to record an 193-run win in the second Test over Sri Lanka and seal a 2-0 series victory. Fortunes ebbed and flowed, individual...
  • Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews rues dropped catches in second Test January 7, 2015

    Wellington: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews could only reflect on the old cricketing adage that "catches win matches" as poor fielding let his side down in the second Test against New Zealand. The hosts won the game by 193 runs on Wednesday after completing a remarkable fightback from 159 for five...
  • Team ethic helped New Zealand to remarkable win: Brendon McCullum January 7, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand's fightback from a position where they looked likely to lose the second Test against Sri Lanka inside three days to achieve victory on the final afternoon was testament to the Black Caps' team ethic, captain Brendon McCullum has said. The hosts dismissed Sri Lanka for 196 in their...
  • Focus on team helped build partnership, says Kane Williamson January 6, 2015

    Wellington: Kane Williamson and BJ Watling were so much in the flow of their world record partnership, they appeared surprised to see captain Brendon McCullum waving them in as he declared to set Sri Lanka a target of 390 to win the second Test at the Basin Reserve. Williamson and Watling...
  • 2nd Test: Williamson, Watling record stand put Sri Lanka on backfoot January 6, 2015

    Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand's Kane Williamson posted his first Test double century and shared a world record 365-run sixth-wicket partnership with BJ Watling on Tuesday to put the hosts in a strong position after day four of the second Test against Sri Lanka. Williamson was 242 and Watling 142 when...
  • New Zealand have hopes of winning 2nd Test: Tom Latham January 5, 2015

    New Zealand are confident they can still win the second Test against Sri Lanka and Kane Williamson and BJ Watling were the perfect pair at the crease when the hosts return on day four to extend their lead, according to batsman Tom Latham. New Zealand finished the third day at the...
  • 2nd Test: Gritty Williamson fights to keep New Zealand alive against Sri Lanka January 5, 2015

    Wellington: Kane Williamson and BJ Watling produced an unbroken sixth wicket stand of 94 to keep New Zealand alive on the third day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Wellington on Monday. New Zealand were 253 for 5 at stumps, a 118-run advantage with five wickets in hand, after...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 1 in Wellington January 3, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to field against New Zealand. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Tom Latham, Hamish Rutherford, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (capt), James Neesham, BJ Watling (wk), Mark Craig, Tim Southee, Doug Bracewell, Trent Boult Sri Lanka: Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne,...
  • New Zealand donate kit, funds to Pakistan school massacre survivors December 31, 2014

    Peshawar, Pakistan: Senior Pakistani batsman Younis Khan has delivered players' kits and a financial donation from the New Zealand cricket team to the child survivors of Pakistan's worst ever terror attack. Younis visited the army school in Peshawar where Taliban gunmen slaughtered 150 people on December 16, the vast majority of...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 1 December 26, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: Sri Lanka will open hostilities against the Black Caps in their first tour of New Zealand for eight years on Friday, looking to acclimatise to local conditions for the upcoming World Cup. The tour features two Test matches, the first...
  • 5th ODI: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 68 runs to win the series 3-2 December 20, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Young fast bowler Matt Henry grabbed five for 30 as New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 68 runs in the fifth one-day international on Friday to clinch the series 3-2. Henry, 23, knocked off the top order and then accounted for the key wickets of Sarfraz Ahmed and captain Shahid...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 5th ODI December 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand levelled the five-match series 2-2 with a narrow seven-run win in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, setting up an intriguing finale to the tour after the preceding three-match Test and two-Twenty20 series were shared 1-1. Playing XIs: Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad,...