The consistent performer for New Zealand, Kane Williamson has been named as the New Zealand’s player and awarded the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal at NZC’s award function. He was judged on his outstanding performance with the bat; he scored five centuries, made the most runs in a calendar year in New Zealand’s cricketing history and claimed the top spot in the test batting ranking. He is also the Test Player of the Year as well got Redpath Cup for his impressive show in the domestic circuit.
Last year, the young batting sensation for Blackcaps scored 1314 test runs in 10 matches with an average of 77.89. Kane Williamson piled up 3339 runs in 53 matches across all three matches with an average of 60.70 runs with eight tons. He also scored seven consecutive half centuries against England and Zimbabwe in the span between June to August.
On the other hand, Martin Guptill is named as the ODI and T20 player of the year from New Zealand. He looked impressive throughout the year, scoring 1891 runs in ODIs with an average of 55.61 runs at a strike rate of 97.22. His score included a double ton in the World Cup 2015 against West Indies, where he made 237 runs off 163 balls; it is also the second highest total by a batsman in an innings. He was instrumental in carrying New Zealand to the first ever World Cup final.
Suzie Bates named as the Women’s Player of the Year. The New Zealand Women team’s skipper averaged 53.26 in the year 2015 with two centuries. She scored 799 runs previous year. Bates is named as the New Zealand’s Women Player of the Year for the third consecutive year.