New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson wins Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for fourth time in six years

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson wins Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for fourth time in six years

Wellington: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was adjudged ‘Worldwide Take a look at Participant of the 12 months’ together with winner of the celebrated Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for the fourth time in final six years on the New Zealand Cricket Awards on Tuesday.

Amelia Kerr and Devon Conway claimed double honours throughout the 2020-21 awards season which was performed digitally.

Williamson’s unbelievable house Take a look at summer season helped him clinch the 2 awards alongside the Redpath Cup for first-class batting, after he amassed a whopping 639 runs in simply 4 innings at a mean of 159.

In bowler pleasant situations, Williamson, the ICC ranked primary Take a look at batsman, recorded his prime worldwide rating of 251 in opposition to the West Indies in Hamilton, then a Boxing Day Take a look at century on his house floor of Bay Oval in Tauranga, earlier than including one other double-century in opposition to Pakistan at Hagley Oval in Christchurch – to assist the Blackcaps ebook their place within the ICC World Take a look at Championship Ultimate.

“Going into the Take a look at summer season – there was that Championship Ultimate carrot and there was an actual drive there for the fellows,” Williamson advised Sir Richard Hadlee upon receiving the information of the award on a cellphone name.

“Though it appeared a good distance off, profitable 4 Assessments earlier than you’ve got began one is a reasonably lofty aim and we knew we simply needed to try to play in addition to we may and decide to what was in entrance of us.

“To and try this for a protracted time period and to spend a while on the crease personally and contribute in the direction of that actually fairly proud as a frontrunner and a participant on this facet that we have been in a position to obtain a few of these issues and we’re trying ahead to that remaining, he added.

Blackcaps batsman Conway made each put up a winner in his first worldwide season and was rewarded with the boys’s ODI and T20 Worldwide Participant of the 12 months awards.

The elegant-left hander smashed 473 T20I runs at a mean of 59, strike fee 151, with 4 half-centuries and a top-score of 99 not out – to edge out fellow batsman Glenn Phillips (366 runs at 40.6) and bowlers Tim Southee (21 wickets at 16.7) and Ish Sodhi (20 wickets at 15.4).

Conway’s ODI kind was simply as dominant as he plundered 225 runs at 75 within the three-game sequence in opposition to Bangladesh, together with his maiden worldwide century on the Basin Reserve in March.

White Ferns’ Kerr’s all-round expertise and fielding prowess noticed her win the Dream11 Tremendous Smash and the Worldwide T20 ladies’s awards.
The leg-spinning all-rounder performed a key position within the staff’s upset wins over Australia in Brisbane earlier than Christmas and in Napier final month.

Stand-in White Ferns captain Amy Satterthwaite was named the ladies’s ODI Participant of the 12 months, after taking a while off to have a child and returning to the fold to attain 304 runs at 38, together with a prime rating of 119 not-out in opposition to England in Dunedin.

Management was additionally acknowledged as a think about Williamson prevailing within the supreme award over robust instances from Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson, who additionally performed key roles within the teaming profitable 17 out of 20 video games and all seven sequence they contested this summer season.


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