Kane Williamson Wins New Zealand Cricket's Top Award
"Going into the Test summer, there was that championship final (WTC final) carrot and there was a real drive there for the guys," Williamson told Hadlee.
"Although it seemed a long way off, winning four Tests before you've started one is a pretty lofty goal. To spend some time at the crease personally and make contributions towards that [was great]. [I am] certainly proud as a leader and a player in this side that we were able to achieve some of those things and we're looking forward to that final."
Williamson is currently in India representing SunRisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.
The award winners:
Sir Richard Hadlee Medal: Kane Williamson
Bert Sutcliffe Medal for Outstanding Services to Cricket: Jeff Crowe
International Test Player of the Year: Kane Williamson
International Women's ODI Player of the Year: Amy Satterthwaite
International Men's ODI Player of the Year: Devon Conway
International Women's T20 Player of the Year: Amelia Kerr
International Men's T20 Player of the Year: Devon Conway