October 26, 2016

Williamson confirmed as NZ test captain

Kane Williamson’s appointment as Test captain was largely a formality (file photo) © ICC/Getty Images

Leading batsman Kane Williamson has been confirmed as New Zealand’s 29th test cricket captain.

The 25-year-old Williamson has already captained New Zealand in 34 one-day or Twenty20 internationals and will now succeed Brendon McCullum as captain in all three formats.

New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said Willimason “has been a leader within the team for a long time and already shown himself to be an extremely capable captain. He is respected by his peers and the wider cricket community for his professional approach both on and off the field, and has a superb cricket brain.”

Williamson said he had learned a lot from McCullum and “the culture that he and Mike (Hesson) have cultivated has been a huge part of this team’s success in recent times.”

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