Kane Williamson has been New Zealand's most consistent batsmen of late © Getty Images
Kane Williamson has been New Zealand’s most consistent batsmen of late © Getty Images

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson can do no wrong. When the New Zealand batsmen were finding it hard to survive the raging Australian bowlers, Williamson was busy milking them. Williamson drove Mitchell Johnson straight with ease and looked more comfortable facing speed and bounce than any other New Zealand batsmen. Williamson in his innings of 140 hit 24 elegant boundaries with most of them coming against New Zealand’s key destroyer Mitchell Johnson. Williamson’s century was the only saving grace for New Zealand as they were bundled out for 317 in reply to Australia’s mammoth score of 556 for 4 on Day 2. For anyone who has followed Williamson in last few years will not be surprised one bit. Prior to the Trans-Tasman series 2015 Williamson had amassed 3199 runs from 41 tests with 10 Test tons to his name already. Williamson made his debut for New Zealand in 2010 against India at Ahmedabad, where he also scored his first ton. SCORECARD: Australia vs New Zealand 2015, 1st Test at Brisbane

Williamson since his debut has only improved and has now become the mainstay of the Test squad. On his next tour to South Africa Williamson he scored an impressive unbeaten 102. Williamson since moving to No. 3 has flourished and shown his real class. Post 2014, he has hit a purple patch, which shows no signs of ending. Williamson scored tons against the West Indies tour of New Zealand averaging 82. Since then Williamson in every away series has made a century becoming the most consistent batsman for the opposition team. Known to be a susceptible to fast bowling, his series against England is kind of a benchmark. Australia will know his weakness and try to exploit it to the fullest.

Williamson batting against the likes of Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc will surely silence the critics to a certain level. With age on his side, Williamson is bound to surpass Stephen Fleming’s record of 7,172 runs to become the country’s greatest runs-scorer. Williamson’s class can be judged on the fact that he has 10 Test tons before turning 25, matching the likes of  Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Garfield Sobers and Sachin Tendulkar. Williamson’s adventures with the bat have been one of the main reasons for New Zealand’s resurgence in Tests. READ: The advantage Joe Root and Kane Williamson have over Virat Kohli and Steven Smith

With Sir Richard Hadlee putting his money on Kane Williamson to surpass every batting record for New Zealand, Kane Williamson is very likely keep the likes of Virat Kohli and Steven Smith on their toes to perform better and look to constantly knock on the doors to be called as the best batsman  this generation.

(Vishal Mehra is a reporter at CricketCountry, who enjoys his weekly dose of anime as refreshment and plays cricket once a white moon. His twitter handle is @vishal_oxyjinn)