One to Watch: Kane Williamson

Saturday 11th June 2016
& News
Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire Falcons will host a Yorkshire Vikings side featuring New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson this Sunday at Queen’s Park; 11am start.

The top-order batsman, who we’ve named as Yorkshire’s One to Watch, is due to make his second appearance for the White Rose county after arriving in the UK earlier this week.

The Falcons enter the fixture following back-to-back Royal London One-Day Cup victories against Worcestershire Rapids and Durham, and will look to keep the momentum going.

Williamson is just one of the players Alex Hughes’ men will look to keep quiet this Sunday at the picturesque outground.

This season…

Williamson arrives back at Yorkshire on the back of a good campaign with Indian Premier League 2016 champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The prolific batsmen experienced mixed fortunes in the competition, hitting 124 runs in six matches, with a top score of 50.

The New Zealander has also been away on international, playing Tests against Australia and leading the Black Caps in the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup, in which he hit 123 runs during their run to the semi-finals.

Previous Seasons…

On his debut for New Zealand in 2010, Williamson became only the eighth player to score a debut Test century when he scored 131, coming in at number six.

In 2014, Williamson helped Yorkshire to their first of two successive County Championships by scoring 629 runs at an average of 57, whilst on international duty that year he scored over 900 runs at an average of 61.

Williamson re-joined Yorkshire at the end of the 2015 season for his third term with the Club.

What he said…

Martyn Moxon, Yorkshire’s Director of Cricket, said: “We’re looking forward to having Kane around for the next six weeks or so. I think we need a bit of a boost from somewhere. So having him around will hopefully give us that bit of experience and know-how. I think it is good timing for us.

“We just need to bat better, that’s the bottom line. Hopefully his quality and experience will rub off on the other players as well as getting us a few runs, individually, at the same time. Quality overseas players are bound to make a difference to any side, and it’s good timing that we’ve got Kane coming in.”

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