Kiwis skipper Kane Williamson one run away from World Cup record

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New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is all set to break a huge ICC Cricket World Cup record when he takes on hosts England in the final at Lords on Sunday, July 14.

Kane Williamson has been in great form for the Black Caps and has single-handedly dragged New Zealand into the championship clash.

Williamson is just one run shy of becoming the highest run-scoring captain in a single edition of the World Cup. The Kiwi superstar is currently tied at the top spot with legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardena with 548 runs each. To his credit, Williamson has played three innings less than Jayawardena and if he manages to score 1 run, he will overtake the stylish right-hander in this illustrious list.

Williamson is the only one of the four captains to score 500+ runs in a single edition of the World Cup. Also, he needs just one more century to have joint most centuries as a captain in one edition of the showpiece event. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly currently tops the charts with three tons in 2003.

After Ross Taylor, Williamson is the only New Zealand batsman to score 500+ runs in a single edition of the tournament. Not just personal milestones but Williamson is also gunning to ends New Zealand’s World Cup drought against the much-fancied Eoin Morgan’s troops.

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