Kane Williamson IPL Career

Last Modified Mar 29, 2024 10:59 IST

Image Credits / Kane Williamson’s Instagram
Image Credits / Kane Williamson’s Instagram

Kane Williamson, a batter with sheer class and technique is a big name in world cricket today. He has achieved this by starting right from the bottom, carrying the responsibility of his team, and growing in stature, breaking milestones one after the other.

IPL was a place where he joined in a little late, but he did not take long to cement his place and present himself as a tough competitor against his opposition.

IPL Debut Year2015
IPL TeamGujarat Titans
NationalityNew Zealander
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm off-spin
Current Auction PriceINR 2 Crore
Runs in the previous IPL SeasonDNP

Kane Williamson IPL Teams from 2015-24

He started his journey in the league with Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2015. He was part of the winning SRH squad the next year and even took them to the final in 2018. He ended up as the top run-getter in the season with 735 runs and was one of the major reasons for the franchise’s success that year.

He took over the captaincy after David Warner was asked to step down by the SRH management. However, Kane had some ups and downs through the years and before the 2023 IPL auction, he was released.

The auction saw him get picked for INR 2 crore by the defending champions, Gujarat Titans, but his campaign was cut short after the New Zealander injured himself while attempting for a catch in the boundary and was ruled out of the entire season.

Kane Williamson IPL Auction Price

Williamson proved his mettle when he outshined the opponent with his batting at the international level. He gained recognition and it was not much time until the IPL opened its doors for him to play in the league. He was picked by SRH for INR 60 lakhs in 2015. Since then, he became a core part of the franchise and his salary went up to INR 3 crore in 2018. In the IPL 2022 season, his price shot to INR 14 crore. Before the auction held for IPL 2023, SRH released him and the reigning champions Gujarat Titans bought him for INR 2 crores.

Gujarat Titans have retained him for the same price of INR 2 crores and the NZ skipper would be eagerly looking forward to the IPL 2024 season after missing out on IPL 2023 due to an ACL injury.

YearPriceIPL Team
2024INR 2 croresGujarat Titans
2023INR 2 croresGujarat Titans
2022INR 14 croresSunrisers Hyderabad
2021INR 3 croresSunrisers Hyderabad
2022INR 3 croresSunrisers Hyderabad
2019INR 3 croresSunrisers Hyderabad
2018INR 3 croresSunrisers Hyderabad
2017INR 60 lakhsSunrisers Hyderabad
2016INR 60 lakhsSunrisers Hyderabad
2015INR 60 lakhsSunrisers Hyderabad

Kane Williamson IPL Runs Year-wise

Williamson is undoubtedly one of the most sound and brilliant batters out there. His technique and calm nature elevate his batting which is one of his specialties as a cricketer. He has scored over 2000 IPL runs and even won the Orange Cap in 2018. Williamson did not have the best of seasons in 2022 as he only managed to score 216 runs. In his last ten innings, the Kiwi batsman had a string of low scores where he only managed to score runs in double figures on 4 occasions which included a half-century against Gujarat Titans. Here are his batting stats in the IPL:

YearMatchesRunsBest ScoreStrike RateHundredsFifties

Kane Williamson IPL Wickets Year-wise

The New Zealand skipper is quite a handy spinner and we’ve seen his skills on the international level. However, he hasn’t bowled much in the IPL. Here are his bowling stats:

YearMatchesWicketsBest FiguresEconomy4-wicket match

Kane Williamson IPL Records

  • Won the Orange Cap in 2018

  • Third highest-run scorer for SRH overall

  • Third highest number of fifties scored for SRH overall

  • Third highest batting average for SRH overall

  • Ninth highest batting strike rate for SRH overall

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Q. When did Kane Williamson start playing IPL?

A. Kane Williamson started playing IPL in 2015 for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Q. How many runs has Kane Williamson scored in the IPL?

A. Kane Williamson has scored 2101 runs in 77 matches in the IPL so far.

Q. Why was Kane Williamson ruled out of IPL 2023?

A. Kane Williamson’s IPL campaign in 2023 was cut short after the New Zealander injured himself while attempting for a catch in the boundary and was ruled out of the entire season due to an ACL injury.

Q. How many teams has Kane Williamson played in the IPL?

A. Kane Williamson has represented the Sunrisers Hyderabad for 8 seasons and is currently playing for the Gujarat Titans.

Q. Has Kane Williamson won an ‘Orange Cap’ in the IPL?

A. Kane Williamson was the leading run-scorer in IPL 2018, amassing 735 runs in 17 innings and winning the ‘Orange Cap.’