Kane Williamson in two minds about the future

Kane Williamson

New York: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said the team needs some time to regroup after an early exit from the T20 World Cup. He also made no commitment to his return to the prestigious tournament in 2026. Considered one of the greats of modern cricket, all-format player Williamson has been the backbone of New Zealand’s batting order for over a decade.

Under Williamson’s presence, New Zealand reached the World Cup final three times, including the ODI World Cup in 2015 and 2019 and the T20 World Cup in 2021. Apart from this, the first World Test Championship title was also won. Williamson captained the team in three of these four tournaments.

When Williamson was asked if he would return to the 2026 tournament, he said, “Oh, I don’t know.” New Zealand’s campaign ended with a comfortable seven-wicket win over Papua New Guinea. They failed to make it to the semi-finals for the first time in 10 years. Fast bowling attack spearhead Trent Boult had already confirmed that the ongoing T20 World Cup would be his last.



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