Kane Williamson to step down from Captaincy?

The Kiwi batter is going through a rough reign of form at the moment.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson (Image source- Twitter)

Kane Williamson, the New Zealand captain is out of the second Test match between England and New Zealand due to COVID. The Kiwi captain is also struggling with his form starting with the Indian T20 League and now in the Test against England as well. The pressure of captaincy seems to have taken a toll on him and might be a reason for a drop in form of the once number one batter.

Simon Doull, the Kiwi commentator seems to hold the same thought about the New Zealand captain. The New Zealand ex-player commentating in the ongoing England- New Zealand series thinks that this could be Williamson’s last Test as a captain. At the same time, he believes that Williamson would be New Zealand’s best batter ever.

Kane Williamson’s struggles with the bat are now a widely accepted fact. In the Indian T20 League, he made a paltry 216 runs in 13 games with a poor strike rate of 93.51. He had a big hand in Hyderabad’s poor performance in this year’s Indian T20 League in which they finished eighth. His bad form seems to have carried over to the Test series as well; a score of two and 15 in the first Test shows that.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Simon Doull, expressed his thought on the 31-year-old and said, “I almost think that if Kane Williamson is fit to play and captain the side in the third Test, it might be for the last time in Test cricket.

“I just think it is time for Tom Latham to take over this Test match side. Kane has done it for long enough, I just want him to be the best batsman New Zealand have ever had- and he will be,” added the commentator.

New Zealand is currently on a tour of England where they lost the curtain-raiser on the back of a resolute Joe Root century.

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