Home > News >

Kane Williamson aims to cement his place at No 3 slot for New Zealand

Kane Williamson has held fort for New Zealand with some steady knocks in recent times © Getty Images
Kane Williamson has held fort for New Zealand with some steady knocks in recent times © Getty Images

Hamilton: Jan 23, 2014

Riding high on his current red-hot form in the ongoing One Day International (ODI) series against India, New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has said he is now eyeing a place in all three formats for the national side.

Williamson was declared the man-of-the-match in the second ODI against India yesterday at Hamilton after the hosts posted a 19-run (D/L method) win in a rain-curtailed match reduced to a 42-over-a-side affair.

“I enjoy batting at number three,” Williamson said after his team’s victory in the second ODI that helped New Zealand take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

“I’m enjoying my game at the moment. Maybe that explains my good run recently. But it’s a number of factors that helps me put on some partnerships with the boys. I am enjoying this role and hopefully we can keep it going as we go forward.”


In the first ODI at Napier, he had scored 71 runs and was involved in a 121-run partnership for the third wicket with Ross Taylor, while in next match, he made 77 while adding another 60 runs with the same partner.

Both stands were crucial in the sense that they allowed New Zealand to counter the Indian spinners in the middle overs and render their part-timers ineffective, thus laying the platform for Corey Anderson to plunder runs at will in the death overs.

“Fifty overs is a long time. We want to make use of all the overs and use the new rules, setting it up with wickets in hand and then power down at the bottom of the order towards the end. It helps me that the openers can play a few shots and then there is the middle order to prop up the score. So I can keep working on partnerships,” he said.

 

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 30, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 2, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Khulna

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 5, 2014 (14:05 IST)   at Adelaide

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 6, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Ahmedabad

More

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 15, 2014  at Ahmedabad

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 7, 2014  at Bengaluru

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 30, 2014  at Hyderabad

Match cancelled

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014  at Hamilton

No result

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 3 wkts

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test

Videos

Tendulkar provides teaser on upcoming book

Live Cricket Score Duleep Trophy Central Zone vs South Zone, final at Delhi Day 3: Lokesh Rahul bowled by Piyush Chawla on 185

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test at Abu Dhabi Day 2

Yuvraj Singh — have we seen the last of the man who won India three World Cups?

Mythbusting — the claim that playing for a weaker batting side handicaps a batsman has no basis

Younis Khan’s ban: why the ICC is justified

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Central Zone Duleep Trophy Duleep Trophy 2014-15 India Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Zone South Zone vs Central Zone Sri Lanka Sri Lanka tour of India 2014

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Rohit Sharma admits he was nervous during his comeback against Sri Lankans in warm-up tie

Live Cricket Score: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 2 at Abu Dhabi

Live Scorecard: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test Day 2 at Abu Dhabi

Jesse Ryder included in New Zealand A squad to tour UAE in November

Live Streaming: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 2 at Abu Dhabi

Yuvraj Singh — have we seen the last of the man who won India three World Cups?

Younis Khan continues piling up records for Pakistan

Mythbusting — the claim that playing for a weaker batting side handicaps a batsman has no basis

Younis Khan’s ban: why the ICC is justified

KL Rahul could be opening option for India’s tour to Australia

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

678 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Younis Khan century during Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test at Dubai

Diet Tip #38: Choose whole wheat flour over white flour

Live Cricket Score Duleep Trophy Central Zone vs South Zone, final at Delhi Day 3

How to sterilise your baby’s feeding bottle in 5 easy steps

Happy Ending music review: Sachin-Jigar compose a fun-filled album for Saif Ali Khan-Ileana D’Cruz’s rom com!

Live Cricket Score: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 2 at Abu Dhabi

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Happy New Year actor Abhishek Bachchan to devote two months to nurture ISL team Chennaiyin

Super Nani movie review: Rekha delivers a boring lecture on how to treat your mother

Apple replaces user’s iPad for free after NASA rocket mishap

Xiaomi poaches Donovan Sung from Spotify to lead international product development: Report

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here