Star New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson won Sir Richard Hadlee medal for a second successive year on Thursday. He is ranked 2nd in the latest ICC batsmen rankings after scoring 176 against South Africa in the Hamilton Test. Williamson secured 1079 Test runs during the voting period apart from 695 ODI runs.
Also, he won the Redpath Cup for good batting show in first-class cricket and T20 International player of the year.
Left-arm seamer Neil Wagner was named Test player of the year after taking 56 wickets apart from winning the Winsor Cup for his bowling performance at first-class level.
Stylish opening batsman Martin Guptill to receive One-Day International player of the year after becoming the first batsmen to score three scores of over 180 in 50-over cricket. He scored 570 runs during the voting period at an average of 47.50.
Meanwhile, New Zealand women’s captain Suzie Bates was named women’s T20I player of the year and Amy Satterrthwaite won ODI player of the year after scoring four successive centuries in four matches. She was so close to achieving a rare feat of scoring five tons in five One-Day International games but fell short of it.
Domestic T20 player of the year award went to young wicket-keeper batsman Glenn Phillips, who made his T20 International debut earlier in this year. He had a splendid year in Super Smash T20 league, where he scored 369 runs. Now he holds the record for youngest T20 centurion in New Zealand.