3) Kane Williamson (c)
Skipper Kane Williamson led the Black Caps to their first ICC trophy in 18 years. He was instrumental in their batting order, playing the role of an anchor in the first innings when wickets kept falling around him. At one stage it looked like the Kiwis would concede a first-innings lead but Williamson, who scored 49, aided by the lower order guided the Black Caps to a 32-run lead.
He came back in the second innings to play another wonderful innings, albeit in a much better situation for New Zealand. Chasing a target of 139, the Kiwis were 44/2 but they were taken home by another Williamson special – this time a lot more aggressive 52* that landed his team the ICC Test mace.