Williamson bagged a file third Sir Richard Hadlee Medal. © Getty
Kane Williamson grew to become the primary participant in New Zealand’s historical past to win the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal thrice, it was introduced on Thursday (March 21). The award takes into consideration the efficiency in all three codecs and is given to the very best participant of the 12 months. Ross Taylor has received the award twice whereas Trent Boult and Brendon McCullum have been bestowed with the honour as soon as because the award was launched in 2010-11.
Williamson, additionally awarded the Check participant of the 12 months, led his aspect to 5 consecutive Check collection wins – towards Windies, Sri Lanka, England, Pakistan and Bangladesh – and in addition grew to become the primary participant to attain 20 Check centuries for the nation. Because the begin of 2018, Williamson scored 925 runs in 9 Checks, 838 runs in 21 ODIs and 332 runs from 15 T20Is. He scored 5 centuries with three of them within the longest format. Within the final 5 years, Williamson has received the Check participant of the 12 months award thrice with Boult successful it in 2017-18 and Neil Wagner successful the award for the 2016-17 season.
Ross Taylor was awarded the ODI Participant of the 12 months whereas Colin Munro bagged the T20I Participant of the 12 months for the second time operating. Taylor scored 1232 runs because the begin of 2018 along with his common at 82.13 He additionally grew to become the primary New Zealand participant to achieve the landmark of 20 ODI centuries. Munro was the top-scorer for the Blackcaps within the final 12 months with 634 runs from 16 T20Is at a mean of 42.26 and a strike fee of 176.60. He scored one century and 5 half-centuries throughout that interval.
Sophie Devine was awarded the Girls’s T20I participant of the 12 months for the second consecutive 12 months whereas Amelia Kerr was adjudged the Girls’s ODI participant of the 12 months. Devine scored 626 runs within the 19 T20Is she performed along with bagging 21 wickets at a bowling common of 18.66. Within the 14 ODIs Kerr featured in, she accrued 422 runs at a greater than spectacular common of 52.75 whereas her 21 wickets got here at a mean of 23.33. She additionally received the ladies’s home batting efficiency of the 12 months.
Chris Brown was awarded the umpire of the 12 months award whereas Trent Boult received the first-class bowling efficiency of the 12 months.