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Thread: The Kane Williamson Average Watch thread

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    The Kane Williamson Average Watch thread

    The point of this thread is to serve as a platform for me to state my prediction that Williamson will average over 50 in both Tests and ODIs at some point within the next two years.

    Currently, Williamson averages 45.96 from 39 Tests and 45.00 from 64 ODIs.

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    Tests, very likely, ODIs not so likely.

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    Did read an article by Martin Crowe a few years ago that the future batting superstars (or the Fab 4) will be: Joe Root, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson.

    Sounds about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longranger View Post
    Did read an article by Martin Crowe a few years ago that the future batting superstars (or the Fab 4) will be: Joe Root, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson.

    Sounds about right.
    Yep, sounds bang on.

    Williamson could get close to a 50 average in both forms of the game within the next couple of years, but it'll take a lot of consistency and a lot of luck with injuries. Might just save my vote until Jan' 2017.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiviktor81 View Post
    The point of this thread is to serve as a platform for me to state my prediction that Williamson will average over 50 in both Tests and ODIs at some point within the next two years.

    Currently, Williamson averages 45.96 from 39 Tests and 45.00 from 64 ODIs.
    From 59 innings batted, to be precise.

    In the last two years he's played 30 innings at 56. If he plays the same number of innings at the same average for the next 2 years he'll have an average of around 48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinzan View Post
    Tests, very likely, ODIs not so likely.
    This for me. I have voted accordingly and happy to be named and shamed in 2017 when the thread has been dug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
    From 59 innings batted, to be precise.

    In the last two years he's played 30 innings at 56. If he plays the same number of innings at the same average for the next 2 years he'll have an average of around 48.
    Fair point, but if anything having played 59 innings means his average will go up even quicker as there are fewer outs to divide the runs total by.

    Also, he's clearly a better player now than he was one year ago, and is still only 24. If he keeps improving at anything near this rate he'll make it over 50 in ODIs.

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    For those still in doubt, Statsguru tells me that at the start of last year, Williamson averaged a humble 35.41. So I'm betting that his stats will go up by half as much over two years as they have already done over the last 12 months alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longranger View Post
    Did read an article by Martin Crowe a few years ago that the future batting superstars (or the Fab 4) will be: Joe Root, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson.

    Sounds about right.
    Not sure about Root but the other three have been fantastic.

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    The exciting thing about Kane is if he were to stay as he is now he would still be a high quality batsman for his career and one of our very best. Since he's only 24 though and very eager to learn and improve you would be brave to bet against him getting even better. I don't know or care what he averages as long as it's a good one but he's going to play so many more superb innings for New Zealand and that's what counts.
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    Most of the players who average more than 50 in ODI cricket have a large proportion of not outs and bat in the middle order, not near the top. It's very difficult to maintain that high of an average at number 3.
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    It's very difficult to maintain an average of 45 batting at No. 3. Yet Williamson has done it, including a long period where he was still learning the ropes of the game at the top level.

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    Only Kohli and Amla have a 50+ ODI average batting at the top. Kane is great but not at their level in ODIs. 50+ Tests I expect him to get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiviktor81 View Post
    It's very difficult to maintain an average of 45 batting at No. 3. Yet Williamson has done it, including a long period where he was still learning the ropes of the game at the top level.
    Indeed.

    Not many have done it, and those who have haven't scored that many runs there relatively speaking.


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    It's nigh on impossible to average over 50 batting in the top order in ODIs.
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