Kane Williamson has been one of the pillars in the Blackcaps batting line-up throughout the past year and his methodical approach to scoring runs, repeatedly, has ultimately meant he is recognised as the International Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP this year.
Williamson has emerged as a leading International batsman in all formats and the 24 year old can reflect on being acknowledged as the Blackcaps Most Valuable Player.
Williamson played in 34 matches since the tour to the West Indies and finished with a total of 465.35 MVP points. Williamson’s recognition as the Most Valuable Player this year is even more impressive given that he has been unable to bowl through much of this period – instead relying upon his treasured Gray-Nicolls bat.
Williamson is doing what great players do as he matures. Finding a way to contribute to the team in all formats is something Williamson has worked hard to achieve and the success is there to see in where he has ended on the respective MVP tables – 1st in the Test’s (203.68 points) , 2nd in ODI’s (234.64), and 3rd in T20I’s (27.03).
Trent Boult has had a tremendous year partnering with Tim Southee with the new ball and he finished second on the overall Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP table with 374.07 points. Brendon McCullum was third with 359.81 points, with Ross Taylor (299.39) and Corey Anderson (285.39) rounding out the top 5.
Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP – International Overall Top 10
1. Kane Williamson 203.68
2. Mark Craig 177.36
3. Tim Southee 143.79
1. Martin Guptill 237.98
2. Kane Williamson 234.64
3. Corey Anderson 233.15
1. Corey Anderson 30.88
2. Trent Boult 27.65
3. Kane Williamson 27.03
Check out the complete Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP rankings for International Cricket