Williamson Wonder-Year

Since February 2014, New Zealand’s Kane Williamson has hit a staggering 1,240 runs in 10 Test matches, averaging 62 per innings including one double hundred, two more scores of 150+, a couple of tons, and three half-centuries.

To put this impressive stand into perspective, his overall Test average is 45.97, scoring 3034 runs in 39 matches since his debut in November 2010.

Aged just 24, he has effectively struck over a third of his career total in just under a quarter of the time.

The New Zealand born batsman was born in Tauranga, and initiated this impressive run just two and half hours away at Eden Park, in the city of Auckland.

In this match, he hit 113 against India, and this was to be a sign of things to come.

He went on to beat his career best three times, firstly striking an unbeaten 161 runs in the second test of the first overseas series of the calendar year, against the West Indies in June.

In November Pakistan were the opponents in Sharjah, and for Williamson this was a different setting but the same outcome.

The 24 year-old eclipsed his previous best, hitting an impressive 192 in the second test, but fell agonisingly short of a double-ton.

However, he did not have to wait long for this to be rectified.

On the turn of the New Year, he struck an incredible 242 not out at home to Sri Lanka proving with no doubt how much of a valuable asset he is to the New Zealanders.

Williamson has just completed a stint competing in the Indian Premier League with the Sunrisers Hyderabad, and will no doubt be a key player for New Zealand this summer as they try to knock over the 3 Lions in England, in what promises to be a great series.

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By Matthew Tilbury, Image credit to the New Zealand Herald