Kane ‘Consistent’ Williamson is one of those rare players who have extravagant consistency in the gameplay. The year of IPL 2018 was Kane Williamson’s year, where he ended up the season wearing the orange cap. Kane is renowned in world cricket for his class and consistency, which he brings to the table at every crucial point. He made his first appearance in the IPL 2015, where Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him for a hefty amount. He was the lone guy in SRH who was with them for a long period of 7 years.
However, David Warner helped SRH clinch their very 1st title in the IPL. But Kane had also brought the team to the verge of winning in the grand finale of 2018. But he was again replaced by David Warner in the very next season. Kane had played 63 matches in IPL, scoring 1885 runs with a proven average of 40.1. Now, he has been given the full-time captaincy for this season and all the privileges of running the team.
Let’s take a look at his top 5 knocks across all IPL seasons.
#1 89(51) SRH vs DC in 2017
Sunrisers Hyderabad was playing their first league encounter against the modified Delhi Capitals. SRH had opted to bat first in the 1st innings, where they had put up a decent score of 191/4 in 20 overs. This had been made with the help of thundering knocks from Kane Williamson’s 89 runs in 51 balls and 70(50) of Shikhar Dhawan. Kane had struck 6 fours and 5 sixes later; DC came out to chase the target but fell short by 15 runs and handed over the victory to Sunrisers Hyderabad.
#2 83*(53) SRH vs DC in 2018
This is an evening where the duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson had again rocked back Delhi capitals by a mega win of 9 wickets. DC had put on a total of 187/5, contributed by a daddy hundred of Rishabh Pant. But, unexpectedly, as the SRH batters came out to chase the total, Delhi’s equation tumbled. Shikhar Dhawan 92*(50) and Williamson played the knock of 83*(53) that helped Sunrisers Hyderabad cross the line of victory in this encounter.
#3 70*(43) SRH vs RCB in 2019
Though Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match, Kane Williamson had played a magical knock of 70*(43), including 5 fours and 4 sixes and having a strike rate of 162.9. But cricket fans had criticised his timing and position of batting. Otherwise, he was perfectly fine in that innings. SRH had been gleaned in the leadership of Kane Williamson. Washington Sundar played a critical role in this match for RCB, and in the end, they had clinched a clinical victory while still 4 balls were spared.
#4 81(42) SRH vs RCB in 2018
Another fine knock that Williamson played in his golden year in the IPL was again versus Royal Challengers Bangalore. But, again, he was standing on a disappointing side as SRH lost the game by 14 runs. Royal Challengers Bangalore had created a mountain of runs by putting 218/6. But, SRH had fought very hard on each ball but gave up the encounter to RCB by costing a loss of 14 runs. This was the most disappointing loss for SRH as they toiled very hard to win the game.
#5 51(39) SRH vs CSK in 2018
Kane Williamson’s, another vibrant fifty which could be transformed into a match-saving one, had come against Chennai Super Kings in 2018. He scored 51 runs in 39 balls, which consisted of 5 fours and 2 sixes. CSK had easily won this match by 8 wickets. While with this, SRH had lost all three matches they played against CSK in 2018. SRH had been brilliant throughout the season but failed to capitalise on the major moments like the grand finale of the IPL 2018.
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