29 Apr 2016

Williamson will bring his own style to captaincy

3:51 pm on 29 April 2016

Black Caps coach Mike Hesson says Kane Williamson has his own style of captaincy that should prove equally as effective as former skipper Brendon McCullum's leadership.

Williamson was confirmed as the New Zealand captain for all three formats - Tests, one dayers and Twenty20 matches on Thursday.

McCullum retired in February but the delay in announcing Williamson's appointment has been because Williamson wanted to deliberate on the matter and see how the T20 World Cup went.

Brendon McCullum and his successor as Black Caps captain Kane Williamson (right).

Brendon McCullum and his successor as Black Caps captain Kane Williamson (right). Photo: Photosport

Williamson would be a very inclusive captain, Hesson believed.

"Every captain is different but I think we saw the way Kane will operate during the T20 World Cup. He has his own style. He's very engaging quite calm in how he goes about things and he likes to involve all his senior players and they certainly buy into that," Hesson said.

Black Caps coach Mike Hesson

Black Caps coach Mike Hesson Photo: Photosport

Hesson was also confident the captaincy role would not impact on Williamson's batting prowess.

"He's very good at separating the two (batting and captaincy) which is a skill that not too many are good at. History shows his performance hasn't dropped and at times has improved as he's got that ability to go into a bubble when he bats," said Hesson.

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