Karachi: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Awards named Kane Williamson as the best ODI player of the year for his magnificent performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Williamson led his side to the World Cup final and got the player-of-the-tournament award for accumulating 578 runs in nine innings at 82.57.
“Kane was simply exceptional at the ICC Cricket World Cup last year,” said Black Caps coach Gary Stead. “He can be extremely proud of what he achieved at the tournament in the UK. He scored his runs at crucial times, in crucial matches and he set a tempo throughout the tournament that allowed us to play some superb cricket,” he added.
On the other hand, right-handed batsman Ross Taylor got ‘T20I player of the year’ tag. He performed consistently in New Zealand’s last three T20I series against Sri Lanka, England, and India.