Kane Williamson, Suzie Bates named New Zealand ODI players
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: Kane Williamson and Suzie Bates were on Thursday respectively named ODI players of the year at the annual New Zealand Cricket awards for their stellar performance throughout the year.
Williamson's recognition followed a spectacular campaign at the 2019 World Cup, where his 578 runs at an average of 82, including two centuries, culminated in him being named player of the tournament.
"Kane was simply exceptional at the ICC Cricket World Cup last year," said Black Caps head coach Gary Stead.
"He leads the team well, he has his own style and certainly the respect of his peers. His calm, purposeful demeanour flows through his leadership and, in turn, the team."
Bates, captain of White Ferns, despite only having one ODI series against South Africa at home this summer, showed her class scoring 142 runs at an average of 42.