After the retirement of Brendon McCullum the responsibility of the captaincy of New Zealand’s star studded line up has been put on the shoulders of the young and talented Kane Williamson.
The all-rounder referred by many as New Zealand’s Don Bradman, has a huge challenge lying ahead. He’s certainly got a huge potential and he is a significant presence in the field but, how good a captain is he? Can he lead the Kiwis to The Champions Trophy? Many questions have been asked about this new and young captain of New Zealand.
Kane, “Steady the Ship” can certainly win the Kiwis the matches on his own, but captaincy isn’t only about individual brilliance, is it? Very few have the ability to shine as a captain, to give confidence to the lads and encourage them to play at their best. The former captain of the Kiwis was really good at that, therefore there must be some pressure on the most innovative batsman of the modern era. He has remained steady and has been able to tackle the situation in different pressure games, hence, we believe that he will be able to sparkle both as a captain and an individual. Winning the ICC Champions Trophy the first time he’s captained his country would be a dream come true for the 26 year old. He needs to face quite a few challenges before his dream comes true, but it certainly isn’t a mission impossible.
The occasional off-spinner certainly has rescued New Zealand is high pressure situation both, with the bat or the ball in his hand. It certainly wouldn’t be wrong for us to think that this lad can face the pressure and shine like a diamond as his calm nature even during the tough times has placed him in the 4th position of the best test batsman.
Williamson’s deep understanding of the game situations is certainly a plus for him and the lads from New Zealand. Not all of us are expecting him to pull a rabbit out of his hat, but we certainly expect runs from his bat. We all hope to see him being an excellent leader who can keep the team united and march them to victory.
With Batsmen like Martin Guptill and Neil Broom, all-rounders like Corey Anderson and James Neesham and bowlers like Trent Boult and Tim Southee in his side, nothing is impossible. If Kane shines as a captain, it certainly would be a feather on the hat. Yet, nothing is certain,
we just hope that Williamson’s captaincy will be as it is expected to be. Those of you from Canada and Europe can catch him leading the Kiwis live on YuppTV while those of you from UK, Australia and Asia. catch the highlights of Eng vs Aus and the ones from USA can listen to the live audio commentary! Don’t miss it!
So what do you guys think about Kane Williamson leading the Kiwis? Do you think he can lead them to The Champions Trophy? Make sure to drop your opinion below in the comments!