New Zealand Cricket Squashes Reports Of Kane Williamson's Test Captaincy Under Threat

New Zealand Cricket Squashes Reports Of Kane Williamson’s Test Captaincy Under Threat

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson. Credits: REUTERS/Martin Hunter

It was recently reported that Kane Williamson’s Test captaincy is under threat as it was speculated head coach Gary Stead wants Tom Latham to be the Test skipper. However, New Zealand cricket has squashed such reports that Kane Williamson’s Test captaincy is under any jeopardy. Williamson has done a fine job as a leader in all the three forms of the game and he is going to hold the captaincy bridle.

New Zealand has had great success in the Test format especially while playing in their home conditions. The Kiwis are known to always punch above their weight and they have made the most of their resources.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Kane Williamson has produced the results.

Williamson has led in 32 Test matches in which New Zealand has won 18 and they have lost eight whereas six matches have ended in a draw. Thus, the flamboyant batsman has got an impressive winning percentage of 56.25.

New Zealand also defeated India by 2-0 in the Test series recently when Virat Kohli’s team was placed at the numero uno position in the Test rankings. The Kiwis are now placed in the second place in the Test rankings.

“Coup alert! Kane Williamson’s test captaincy is under threat,” James McOnie, The Crowd Goes Wild broadcaster had tweeted.”

There were questions raised on Williamson’s captaincy when they lost 0-3 against Australia. However, the stylish batsman was able to put it at rest after winning the series against India. New Zealand cricket has clarified that Williamson will keep on leading the Test side.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson. Credits: Twitter

“There’s absolutely no truth to any suggestion Kane’s captaincy is under threat,” a team spokesman told Newshub.

Kane Williamson has been able to get the best out of his players and he has backed them to the hilt. Not only Williamson has impressed with his leadership but also he has delivered the goods with the bat. The right-hander is one of the best Test batsmen as he has scored 6476 runs in 80 Test matches at an average of 50.99.