New Delhi, New Zealand cricket team’s veteran batsman Kane Williamson has decided to quit the captaincy of Test cricket taking a big decision. Kane will now be replaced by veteran bowler Tim Southee who will lead the New Zealand Test team.
As Kane will continue the captaincy of New Zealand in Test format and T-20 format. Kane Williamson on quitting the captaincy of the New Zealand Test team said that ‘it is the right time to decide to quit the Test captaincy’. It is a privilege for me to captain the Test team. Test cricket is paramount to me and I enjoy the challenges it brings as its captain.
As a captain your work and workload increases. At this point in my career, I felt it was the right time to step down from Test captaincy. Kane Williamson, 32, has issued a statement saying he made the decision after speaking with management to manage the workload. Tim Southee will be New Zealand’s 31st Test captain.
Under the captaincy of Saudi, the Kiwi team will visit Pakistan later this month, where the New Zealand team will play 2 Tests and 3 ODI series with the hosts.
The series will run from 26 December to 13 January 2023. Kane Williamson is one of New Zealand’s greatest Test captains. In fact, it was under Kane’s captaincy that the Kiwi team defeated India to win the first ever Test Championship title. If we look at his captaincy record, he has captained New Zealand in 38 Test matches.
In which he has won the team 22 times and 8 matches have been drawn. New Zealand’s veteran fast bowler Tim Southee has been appointed as the new Test captain after Kane Williamson stepped down from the Test cricket captaincy.
He will be captaining the Test series on the Pakistan tour. At the same time, Tom Latham will take over as the vice-captain of the team. Let us tell you that Tim Southee has become the 31st Test captain of the New Zealand team. Earlier he was seen leading the team in T20 Internationals.SS1MS