Williamson has enjoyed his best season till date in the cash-rich league as in 17 matches, he has scored 735 runs at a healthy average of 52.5. Also, he has scored 8 fifties this term and his highest score being 84.
Before Williamson, only five batsmen had scored in excess of 700 runs in one edition of the IPL. Moreover, Williamson's 735 has propelled him to the third spot in the list of most runs scored in one season, surpassing the likes of Chris Gayle and Michael Hussey.
973 – Virat Kohli, 2016
848 – David Warner, 2016
735 - Kane Williamson, 2018
733 – Chris Gayle, 2012 & Michael Hussey, 2013
708 – Chris Gayle, 2013
Before the start of the season, Williamson's position in the team was that of a squad player and it was only because of the suspension of regular-skipper David Warner, the Kiwi was handed the task of leading SRH.
Before 2018, Williamson has played just 15 matches, spread across three editions of the league. But this season, Williamson really came into his own and led from the front — especially with the bat to fire his team in the final.
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First Published: May 28, 2018, 8:18 AM IST