Tim Southee has taken over – Kane Williamson steps down as the New Zealand Test captain. In the white-ball formats, Williamson will continue to captain the team. Brendon McCullum gave way to Williamson in 2016, and since then, Williamson has led New Zealand to 22 victories in 38 Test matches.
“Captaining the Blackcaps in Test cricket has been an incredibly special honor. For me, Test cricket is the pinnacle of the game, and I’ve enjoyed the challenges of leading the side in the format,” – Williamson said.
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Key Highlights of Williamson as Test Captain
- Williamson guided New Zealand to two notable Test series victories in 2018. He won the series against England in April, making him the fourth New Zealand captain to do so.
- With 89 and 139 in the final Test, he was the primary planner of New Zealand’s first away Test series victory over Pakistan in 49 years in December.
- His greatest glory moment as captain in longest format of the game was when new Zealand won the inaugural ICC World Test Championship in 2021. He scored calm 49 & 52 not out in final against India and had has name in record books forever.