New Zealand star sensation Kane Williamson's success with the bat has been monumental and most of it all it has elevated the 24-year-old to a higher level in modern day cricket. Williamson scored 97 in the fifth ODI match against Sri Lanka to help New Zealand pocket the game and the series.
Former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming Friday tipped joint hosts Australia and New Zealand to reach the final of the forthcoming 2015 World Cup, also identifying South Africa and the West Indies as the dark horses of the tournament.
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.
New Zealand would need to bring their `A` game back to the Basin Reserve on Wednesday to dismiss a Sri Lanka side fighting to salvage the test series on a very good batting wicket, according to batsman Kane Williamson.
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.
New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson mastered Test cricket batting once again after being involved in a world record sixth-wicket partnership of 365 with BJ Watling, to slam the door on Sri Lanka in the second Test in Wellington on Tuesday.
New Zealand`s Kane Williamson was within sight of his first test double century while BJ Watling scored his fourth test ton as the pair took the second test away from Sri Lanka, guiding their side to 445 for five at tea on the fourth day.
Former captain, Younis Khan has said that both the Pakistan and New Zealand teams were reluctant to play the fourth one-day international in Abu Dhabi following the terrorist attack on Army Public High School in Peshawar on December 16.