- KANE WILLIAMSON
Fabulous. Without a pinch of exaggeration, it would be safe to remark that Kane Williamson has become an epitome of the aforementioned adjective. The right handed middle order batsman from Northern Districts has exhibited a string of solid performances in 2015 and looks all set to clinch the crown of batting supremacy anytime soon. The year began on a glorious note for him as he hit a career best 242* against Sri Lanka in Wellington in January. Since then, he has accumulated 992 runs from 12 Test innings at a substantial average of 82.66 with 4 Test hundreds and 3 Test fifties.
In the recently concluded Trans-Tasmanian Test series between Australia and New Zealand, he amassed 428 runs in 5 innings at an average of 85.6.
Williamson has scored 4386 international runs since the start of 2014, which is the most by any batsman during the period. There’s no denying the fact that he has the numbers to advocate for him, but still, he hasn’t played any Test outside the realms of Oceania this year, which is the sole deficiency in his track record in 2015. The No. 4 slot occupies a distinct corner in the hearts of the cricket frenzied public. Fortunately, the widely sought after position has been conferred to Williamson in this side, akin to the one which was occupied by his role model Sachin Tendulkar until 2 years ago.