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Kane Williamson is one of the 15 players who have been named in the New Zealand squad to play the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Kane Williamson, who made his one-day international debut on 10-Aug-10, had played 139 ODI matches until the 2019 World Cup. In the 133 innings he batted in, he had scored a total of 5554 runs, having faced 6723 balls, at an average of 45.9 and a strike rate of 82.61. He was unbeaten in 12 of those innings. His highest score in an innings was 145*. He had 11 centuries and 37 half-centuries to his name. In the bowling department, Kane Williamson had bowled 1377 balls and taken 35 wickets while conceding a total of 1246 runs. He had an average of 35.6 and an economy rate of 5.43. His best ODI bowling performance was 4/22.

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Kane Williamson is a New Zealand cricketer and currently the captain of national side. He is regarded as New Zealand’s finest batsman since the legendary Martin Crowe. He is a right-handed batsman and an occasional off spin bowler. Williamson plays for Northern Districts in domestic cricket in New Zealand and has played for both Gloucestershire and Yorkshire in English county cricket. Williamson made his first-class cricket debut in December 2007. He was part of New Zealand’s U-19 World Cup team in 2008. In March 2016, Williamson was appointed as captain of New Zealand across all formats after the retirement of Brendon McCullum.
ODI career
Williamson made his One Day International (ODI) debut against India at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on August 10, 2010.

IPL career
Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him for $96,500 in IPL 2015 players’ auction and helped his franchise to lift the cup. He was retained by SRH for next season. In IPL 2018 players’ auction, he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 3 crore. In 41 matches, he has scored 1302 runs at an average of 38.29 with a strike rate of 135.06, including 12 fifties.

T20I career
He made T20 International (T20I) debut against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on October 15, 2011. He has scored 1505 runs in 57 matches at an average of 31.35 with a strike rate of 121.57, including nine fifties.
Test career
He made Test debut against India at Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 4, 2010 and went onto score century in the first innings. On 23 March 2018, Williamson scored the most – 18-- centuries by a New Zealand batsman in Tests. On 7 December 2018, Williamson became the first player from New Zealand to cross 900 rating points in the ICC Test batting rankings. He has accumulated 6139 runs in 72 matches at an average of 53.38, including two double hundreds, 20 centuries and 30 fifties. In bowling department, he took 29 wickets at an average of 40.1. 


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