Williamson helped NZ qualify for the World Test Championship final where they will take on India in June in Southampton
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was the recipient of the Sir Richard Hadlee medal as player of the year for the fourth time in six years at the country's 2020-21 cricket awards Tuesday.
Williamson, the No 1 Test batsman, also bagged the International Test Player of the Year award as he led from the front with New Zealand winning 17 of 20 matches across all formats played over their summer, winning all seven series.
The 30-year old plundered Test runs which included double centuries against Pakistan and the West Indies in bowler-friendly conditions.
Williamson, who returned from paternity leave this month, hit a match-winning century in the opening Test against Pakistan to help New Zealand win by 101 runs at Mount Maunganui on WednesdaySports Tribune on Thursday, 31 December 2020
His heroics helped New Zealand qualify for the World Test Championship final where they will take on No 1 ranked India in June in Southampton.
Amelia Kerr won the women's Twenty20 Player of the Year for her performances in wins over Australia as well as the Super Smash Player of the Year where she averaged 51 with the bat and picked up 14 wickets in the domestic T20 competition.
Devon Conway was named the men's one-day international and T20 player of the year, while Amy Satterthwaite took the women's ODI player of the year gong.