New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has go the recipient of the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for the 4th clip successful conscionable six years. Meanwhile, newcomer Devon Conway has been named the ODI and T20I Player of the Year astatine the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Awards for the 2020-21 season.
Conway, who became eligible to play for New Zealand past year, made his debut successful November successful a T20I and went connected to impressment 1 and each against Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh.
With the benignant of committedness helium has shown, Conway was incorporated into the ODI squad for the Bangladesh series. The top-order batsman made his ODI debut past month, against Bangladesh successful Dunedin, and impressed massively having amassed 225 runs astatine an averaged of 75 successful 3 innings that included a 50 and a hundred.
Meanwhile, Williamson’s fantastic amusement against Pakistan successful the Test bid was highly acclaimed. The New Zealand skipper scored 251, his highest idiosyncratic Test score, against the West Indies successful Hamilton past December and followed it up with yet different treble 100 against Pakistan successful Christchurch, successful the archetypal week of January 2021.
New Zealand won each 4 Tests successful their location summertime and Williamson played a singular relation successful taking the squad to the World Test Championship Final.
"Going into the Test summertime - determination was that Championship last carrot and determination was a existent thrust determination for the guys," Williamson told Richard Hadlee during a telephone call. Hadlee called Williamson, who is presently successful India for the IPL, to springiness him the quality of the medal.
"Although it seemed a agelong mode off, winning 4 Tests earlier you've started 1 is simply a beauteous lofty goal. To walk immoderate clip astatine the crease personally and marque contributions towards that, surely arrogant arsenic a person and a subordinate successful this broadside that we were capable to execute immoderate of those things and we're looking guardant to that final."