vKane Williamson can join Ricky Ponting and MS Dhoni in this exclusive club

ODI Worldcup After the defeat of the New Zealand team in the match against Pakistan in 2023, their position of reaching the semi-finals was looking a bit doubtful. However, the Kiwis have now almost confirmed their place in the semi-finals with a big 5-wicket win against Sri Lanka under the captaincy of Kane Williamson. Under the captaincy of Williamson, the New Zealand team has performed consistently well in ICC tournaments so far. For this reason, he can now be a part of an exclusive club along with the great captains of World Cricket 2, Ricky Ponting and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

This special achievement can be achieved in ICC knockout matches

Australia’s Ricky Ponting and former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hold the record for playing the most number of matches as captains in the knockout stages of ICC tournaments. Ponting led his team to ICC Champions Trophy finals in 2006 and 2009, apart from playing in the 2003 and 2007 World Cup finals as captain. On the other hand, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has captained the team in the finals of the 2007 and 2014 T20 World Cup, 2011 ODI World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy.

Williamson has captained the team in many knockout matches so far.

Kane Williamson has captained New Zealand in the final of the 2019 ODI World Cup, the final of the 2021 T20 World Cup and the semi-finals of the 2022 T20 World Cup. Williamson also captained the team in the final of the ICC World Test Championship against India in the year 2021. Now when he steps in as captain in the upcoming semi-finals, he will be a part of this exclusive club along with Ponting and Dhoni.

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