Despite being one of the most revered cricketers in world cricket, little is known about Kane Williamson's personal life. He is currently the captain of the New Zealand cricket team across all formats. Along with being one of the best batters in the world, Williamson is highly regarded for his astute captaincy skills. His impeccable leadership skills have recently helped the Kiwis to win the WTC final 2021.
The 31-year old has exhibited consistency for quite some time now. He's a versatile player and has achieved success great success in all formats of the game. Kane has also been at the heart of the Hyderabad-based IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad as the captain of the team.
|Date Of Birth||August 8, 1990|
|Height||5′ 7″ (173 cm)|
|Net Worth||$8.9 million|
|IPL Team||Sunrises Hyderabad|
|Test Debut||2010 vs India|
Here’s a detailed look at Kane Williamson’s personal life – age, net worth, IPL career, ranking and stats.
Kane Williamson – bio, full name and birthday
Kane Williamson, aged 31, was born in Tauranga, New Zealand on August 8, 1990. Interestingly, both his parents were involved in sports from a young age. While his father Brett played Under-17 and club cricket in New Zealand, his mother Sandra was a basketball player. Kane has a younger brother who is only a minute younger than him. The duo has embraced their childhood in the company of three sisters each of whom is a volleyball player.
Personal life – who is Kane Williamson's wife?
Kane Williamson is a perfect gentleman for the game of cricket. His cool and calm character on the field often personifies the spirit of ‘New Zealand as a nation. Talking about his personal life, the 31-year-old has always preferred to keep his relationship status under the wraps for a very long time. Kane Williamson tied the knot with his wife Sarah Raheem a few years back. The latter is a graduate of the University of Bristol, London. The duo shared the happy news of welcoming a baby girl in the month of December 2020.
New Zealand debut and ICC ranking
After toiling for many years at various age-group levels in New Zealand, Kane broke into the national team in the year 2010. Williamson made his international debut against India in the first ODI during a tri-nation series held in Sri Lanka. Although, he had an unpleasant start scoring a golden duck in his debut match. Later in the same year, he was picked to make his Test debut against India in Ahmedabad. Contrasting to his ODI fortunes, the Tauranga-born player scored a century on debut against a potent Indian attack.
Williamson has climbed up the ICC Rankings over the years. In the recent ICC Player Rankings for Test matches, he is currently ranked No.1 in the world with a marginal advantage over Australia's Steve Smith. As far as the rankings in the limited-overs ranking are concerned, the stalwart is currently positioned in 10th position in the ODIs whereas 36th in the T20I ranking.
|One Day International||10|
IPL salary, career and stats
Kane Williamson made plenty of noise during the 2015 IPL auction. He was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad at an auction price of INR 60 lakhs. However, the decision didn't pay rich dividends in the first season. However, he was in a red-hot form in the IPL 2016 as the SRH landed on the podium for the first time in IPL history. He played a huge role in SRH's maiden IPL win with a tally of 735 runs at a healthy strike rate of 142.44.
In the absence of David Warner in IPL 2019, Williamson led Orange Army to the IPL final before bowing out against a much-superior Chennai Super Kings. Even in IPL 2021 when SRH management sacked Warner as captain, Williamson was asked mid-season to take the reigns from the Australian southpaw and lead the team for the rest of the season.
With a salary of INR 3 Crores, Kane Williamson is one of the most important players for SRH in the IPL.
Kane Williamson IPL stats
|Batting and Fielding||Mat||No||Runs||HS||Ave||BF||SR||100||50||4s||6s||CT||ST|
Net worth and brand endorsements
The New Zealander has achieved immense laurels in his career till now. His net worth is estimated to be 66 crores. The premier IPL cricketer earns a sum of INR 3 Crores during his two-month stint. As wealth seeped in, his love for glamorous cars unfolded eventually. He owns the mesmerizing Audi Q7 along with the dashing Venue and Swift. Barring his earnings from cricket, the heartthrob also features as an ambassador for some of the renowned brands in New Zealand and abroad.
He endorses some of the most renowned brands in the world. His brand value has triggered up as he advertises the likes of Powerade, Rockit, Asics, Seagram’s Royal Stag. Therefore, his cricketing mind coupled with match-winning skills has made him one of the most loved cricketers all around the world.
*Statistic updated August 2021