BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 27th july,2016) - New Zealand's Test cricket team begins a fresh era under new captain Kane Williamson on Thursday, when they start a two-match series against Zimbabwe at Queens sports Club. New Zealand's last Test assignment took place back in February, when former captain Brendon McCullum closed his international career with a typically buccaneering century as the Black Caps lost to Australia by seven wickets in Christchurch.
McCullum was credited with turning around New Zealand's fortunes and image over his last three years as captain, when he led them to the final of the 50-over World Cup and adopted a popular, attacking approach to all forms of the game. His retirement has given Williamson, 25, the opportunity to create his own legacy as New Zealand's 29th Test captain, and his record as a batsman allied with a calm demeanour has suggested that he will be more than capable. Last year he scored 2692 international runs across the three formats, the third highest of any player in a Calendar year, and also became the sixth batsman to score 10 Test hundreds before the age of 25.