Captaincy RecordsKane Williamson's Captaincy Records & Stats in Test, ODI, and T20I

Kane Williamson’s Captaincy Records & Stats in Test, ODI, and T20I

Kane Williamson was one of the best captains of the New Zealand cricket team. He has amazing stats and records as a captain. His overall win rate is 51 across all formats, Second only to Stephen Fleming with a 42 overall win rate. He started his captaincy career in T20 World Cup in 2016 after the retirement of Brendon McCullum and successfully achieved the award of the captain of the World Cup. He is among the top captain of the present era like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Babar Azam, Arron Finch, and Eoin Morgan.

Captaincy Debut2016
Previous CaptainBrendon McCullum
Next CaptainTim Southee
Key AchievementsLed Kiwis to 03 Consecutive ICC Events Finals (WTC FInal 2021, T20 WC Final 2021, ODI WC Final 2019)
Kane Williamson’s Achievements as Captain

Kane Williamson’s major achievement as a captain was his team’s progress to the 03 consecutive finals of ICC tournaments. His achievement as the winning captain of the first World Test Championship ranks him among the list of best test captains in the history of cricket. The highest number of tournament finals is 06 in numbers played by MS Dhoni.

All Formats Captaincy Record of Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson led the New Zealand team in 193 total matches, winning 99 and losing 79, with a win rate of 51 percent across all formats. 

Matches WonWin %LostTiedDrawNR
Kane Williamson as a Captain Stats

Kane Williamson Test Captaincy Record

The New Zealand Cricket team has played 42 Test matches under his captaincy. They won 22 and lost 10, while eight matches were drawn.

Kane Williamson Stats as test captain

Kane Williamson’s winning percentage of 55 is the highest among all the Kiwi Test captains. If we talk about the number of wins, then Stephen Fleming is the only captain ahead of him. This shows how good Kane Williamson was as a New Zealand Team captain.

He led the New Zealand team in the first test match in 2016. Because of his batting domination, this series was also notable because he became the thirteenth batsman to reach the century mark against every test nation. Then, as a captain, he achieved several test cricket records, most notably guiding his side to the ICC World Test Championship final. He gained confidence as a player and leader due to this victory. As a Test Captain, he led his team to number one in ICC Test Ranking for almost 06 months, from June 2021 to December 2021. Kiwi’s ranking position under the captaincy of Kane Williamson is as follows.

New Zealand’s # 1 Test Ranking06 MonthsJune 2021-Dec 2021
New Zealand’s # 1 Test Ranking02 MonthsJan 2021-Mar 2021
New Zealand’s Highest Test Ranking

Year-by-Year Stats as Test Captain


Test Captaincy Stats at Home, Away, and Neutral Venues

  • At home Venue, he is the most successful captain of New Zealand. He led 22 test matches in New Zealand, winning 18 and losing 11 with a win rate of 72. Williamson lost only one match at the home venue, which is the lowest lost percentage in New Zealand history.
  • Kane Williamson was not a very successful captain at away venues. He led his team in 14 matches, winning only 03 and losing 08 matches with a win rate of only 21 percent.
  • On a neutral venue, Kane Williamson leads New Zealand in 04 matches, winning 03 and losing only 01. His most famous win was against Team India in World Test Championship 2019-2021 final at Lord’s cricket stadium.
VenueMatchesWonLostDrawWin %
Williamson Captaincy Stats by Venues

Test Matches Wins by Opposition

Kane Williamson remained the most successful captain versus Pakistan. This is due to the majority of wins that came against Pakistan which are 06 out of seven played matches. His captaincy record against India is average as he won only 03 matches out of 06 matches.

Test wins against oppositions

Test Series Wins by Williamson as Captain

New Zealand has played the 21 Test series under the captaincy of Kane Williamson winning 14 and losing 06 series. Only 1 series ended in a draw.

Test Series as captain

Kane Williamson Captaincy Stats in ODI

The substantial success of Kane Williamson’s squad during the 2019 ODI World Cup indicates that he was an equally effective skipper in ODI cricket. With a victory percentage of 50 in ODIs, he ranks best among New Zealand captains in ODI cricket with Daniel Vettori.

Here are New Zealand’s Top ODI Captains:

CaptainsWin %
Kane Williamson50
Daniel Vettori50
Stephen Fleming44
Most Succesful Captains for New Zealand in ODI

We can easily assess Kane Williamson’s performance for New Zealand in ODI cricket. Let us see how many matches he has won as an ODI captain for New Zealand.

Kane Williamson stats as ODI captain

ODI Captaincy Record at Home, Away, and Neutral Venues

  • Kane Williamson is one of the most successful captains at the home venue for New Zealand, winning 64 percent of total matches. This means that he won 25 matches out of a total of 39.
  • On the other hand, he was not very successful at away venues where he won only 07 matches out of 28 total matches.
  • On the neutral venue, he was as successful as on the home venue, with an excellent win rate of 58.
VenuesPlayedWonWon %LostTiedNR
Kane Williamson ODI Captaincy at Home, Away, and Neutral

Kane Williamson Yearly Captaincy Record in ODI Cricket

His most successful year in ODI cricket as a captain was in 2019 when he won the majority of matches. His most unsuccessful year was 2017 when he lost the majority of the matches.

ODI Year Wins

ODI Series Won By Kane Williamson

New Zealand Team played 25 ODI series under Williamson’s captaincy winning 14, and losing 10 series. Only 01 series were drawn.

Kane Williamson ODI series wins

Kane Williamson in ODI World Cup 2019 and Champions Trophy 2017

Champions Trophy 2017 was a horrible tournament for the Kiwis as they failed to win a single match. They were knocked out of the tournament after losing against Bangladesh and England.
In the 2019 ODI World Cup, New Zealand reached the final but unfortunately lost the world cup in Super Over against England.

ODI World Cup 201910060301
Champions Trophy 20170300202
Williamson in CWC 2019 and CT 2017

Kane Williamson’s Captaincy Record in T20

In T20 cricket, Kane Williamson led New Zealand in 69 matches, winning 35 and losing 32 matches with a win rate of 44 percent. One of the most amazing successes under his leadership is reaching the final of the T20 World Cup in 2021. Even though New Zealand lost that game, Kane Williamson’s reputation as a captain grew.

Kane Williamson captaincy stats as captain in T20I

T20I Series New Zealand Won Under Kane Williamson Captaincy

New Zealand played 43 t20 bilateral series under the leadership of Kane Williamson winning 20 and losing 21 series while only 01 series ended in a draw and tie.

Kane Williamson 20 bilateral series as captain

T20I Captaincy Record at Home, Away, Neutral

In T20I cricket, Kane Williamson has been most successful at the home and neutral venues.

  • He has won 17 out of 35 Home T20I matches.
  • At away, he has won seven out of 13 games.
  • At neutral, he has won 11 out of 21 matches.
Kane Williamson Captaincy Record in T20 by Venue
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