Kane Williamson and wife Sarah Raheem announce birth of 3rd Child

Updated - 28 Feb 2024, 01:33 PM

Kane Williamson with his wife Sarah Raheem
Kane Williamson with his wife Sarah Raheem. Image Credits: Twitter

Star New Zealand cricketer Kane Williamson and his partner, Sarah Raheem, joyfully announced the arrival of their third child, a baby girl. Kane Williamson shared the news on his official Instagram handle just before the start of the first Test match against Australia.

Kane Williamson is in a relationship with Sarah Raheem, an English native who relocated to New Zealand. Sarah is a qualified nurse from the University of Bristol. While not officially married, Sarah has adopted the surname Williamson on her official Instagram profile.

The couple celebrated the arrival of their first child, Maggie, in December 2020, followed by the birth of their son in May 2022. Kane Williamson often shares heartwarming pictures of him spending time and playing with their kids whenever he gets time from cricket.

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And Then There Was 3 – Kane Williamson

On Wednesday, February 28, Kane Williamson shared a heartwarming photo on Instagram, introducing his newborn daughter alongside his wife. The 33-year-old cricketer expressed excitement for the journey ahead with their newest family member.

“And then there was 3. Welcome to the world beautiful Girl. So grateful for your safe arrival and the exciting journey ahead,” Williamson wrote.

 

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Williamson opted out of the recent three-match T20I series against Australia on home soil, where the Black Caps endured a whitewash defeat, losing all three matches by 0-3.

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Kane Williamson Returns To New Zealand Squad For Australia Series

Kane Williamson showed exceptional form against South Africa, scoring three centuries in four innings. He scored an unbeaten 133 in a challenging chase of 267 runs in the final game. He played a pivotal role in New Zealand’s first Test series victory over the Proteas.

Opening batter Devon Conway has been ruled out of the first Test match due to injury. Daryl Mitchell, who missed the three-match T20I series due to a foot injury, will return to the national team. Notably, pacer Neil Wagner announced his retirement ahead of the first Test.

After missing the T20I series, the star batter will rejoin the national cricket team for the upcoming two-match Test series against Australia. The red ball series will be crucial for both teams to secure the top spot in the World Test Championship (WTC) 2023-25 table.

Australia holds the second position in the WTC points table, having secured six wins in ten matches, while the Blackcaps lead the table with three victories in four games. Australia is entering the Test series after a drawn series against the West Indies at home.

The first Test match between Australia and New Zealand will be played at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, starting on February 29.

New Zealand squad: Tim Southee (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Will O’Rourke, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson, Will Young.

Australia squad: Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith (vc), Mitchell Starc.

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