Williamson among the world's best players: Hesson

Williamson among the world's best players: Hesson

New Zealand national team coach Mike Hesson feels his skipper Kane Williamson has the skills to adapt to any format of the game.

The stylish batsman Williamson has taken Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to top of the standings in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season and has been inspirational with the bat.

"Any quality batsman, if they have got the skills, can adapt (to) any form of the game and Kane Williamson is no different," Hesson said ahead of the SRH game against the struggling Delhi Daredevils.

"He does not go out and look to thrash the ball. He times the ball and gets in good positions and hits where the fielders aren't. (He is) an all-round good player," said the 43-year-old Kiwis' coach, a Star Sports Select Dugout expert of the T20 League.

Williamson has amassed 410 runs from 10 games, scoring five half-centuries. His highest score is 84.

Asked whether Williamson was the best batsman in the World, Hesson said, "Look, I wouldn't say that." But he was quick to add that it was good to have a New Zealand batsman among the top five in the world.

"There are four-five (players) who are extremely good. (India and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper) Virat Kohli is one, Joe Root (of England is) exceptionally good. Steve Smith (Australia), Kane Williamson, they are probably the four at the moment around the world, and AB de Villers when he is playing," he said.

"They are good in different conditions (and) they stand out. It's nice to have a New Zealand batsman as one of those top five," said Hesson, who had also coached Kenya.