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The New Zealand national cricket team, nicknamed the Black Caps, played their first Test in 1930 against England in Christchurch, becoming the fifth country to play Test cricket. From 1930 New Zealand had to wait until 1956, more than 26 years, for its first Test victory, against the West Indies at Eden Park in Auckland.[8] They played their first ODI in the 1972–73 season against Pakistan in Christchurch.

New Zealand
Refer to caption
New Zealand silver fern cricket crest
Nickname(s)Black Caps, Kiwis
AssociationNew Zealand Cricket
Personnel
CaptainKane Williamson
CoachGary Stead
History
Test status acquired1930
International Cricket Council
ICC statusFull member (1926)
ICC regionEast Asia-Pacific
ICC Rankings Current [1] Best-ever
Test 2nd 2nd
ODI 3rd 2nd
T20I 6th 1st
Tests
First Testv  England at Lancaster Park, Christchurch; 10–13 January 1930
Last Testv  Bangladesh at Basin Reserve, Wellington; 8 – 12 March 2019
Tests Played Won/Lost
Total [2] 433 97/171
(165 draws)
This year [3] 2 2/0 (0 draws)
One Day Internationals
First ODIv  Pakistan at Lancaster Park, Christchurch; 11 February 1973
Last ODIv  Bangladesh at University Oal, Dunedin; 20 February 2019
ODIs Played Won/Lost
Total [4] 758 342/370
(6 ties, 40 no result)
This year [5] 11 7/4
(0 ties, 0 no result)
World Cup appearances11 (first in 1975)
Best resultRunners-up (2015)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv  Australia at Eden Park, Auckland; 17 February 2005
Last T20Iv  India at Seddon Park, Hamilton; 10 February 2019
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total [6] 118 57/53
(5 ties, 3 no result)
This year [7] 4 3/1
(0 ties, 0 no result)
T20 World Cup appearances6 (first in 2007)
Best resultSemi-finals (2007 and 2016)
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Test kit

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ODI kit

T20I kit

As of 15 March 2019

The current Test, One-day and Twenty20 captain is Kane Williamson, who replaced Brendon McCullum who announced his retirement in late December 2015. The national team is organised by New Zealand Cricket.

The New Zealand cricket team became known as the Black Caps in January 1998, after its sponsor at the time, Clear Communications, held a competition to choose a name for the team.[9] Official New Zealand Cricket sources typeset the nickname as BLACKCAPS. This is one of many national team nicknames related to the All Blacks.

As of 12 March 2019, New Zealand have played 1309 Internationals, winning 496, losing 594, tying 11 and drawing 165 matches while 43 matches ended yielding no result. The team is ranked 2nd in Tests, 3rd in ODIs and 6th in T20Is by the ICC.[10] New Zealand defeated South Africa in the semi final of Cricket World Cup 2015 which was their first win in the a world cup semi final and hence they made their maiden appearance in a World Cup Final.[11]

Contents

HistoryEdit

Beginnings of cricket in New ZealandEdit

The reverend Henry Williams provided history with the first report of a game of cricket in New Zealand, when he wrote in his diary in December 1832 about boys in and around Paihia on Horotutu Beach playing cricket. In 1835, Charles Darwin and HMS Beagle called into the Bay of Islands on its epic circumnavigation of the Earth and Darwin witnessed a game of cricket played by freed Māori slaves and the son of a missionary at Waimate North. Darwin in The Voyage of the Beagle wrote:[12]

several young men redeemed by the missionaires from slavery were employed on the farm. In the evening I saw a party of them at cricket.

The first recorded game of cricket in New Zealand took place in Wellington in December 1842. The Wellington Spectator reports a game on 28 December 1842 played by a "Red" team and a "Blue" team from the Wellington Club. The first fully recorded match was reported by the Examiner in Nelson between the Surveyors and Nelson in March 1844.

The first team to tour New Zealand was Parr's all England XI in 1863–64. Between 1864 and 1914, 22 foreign teams toured New Zealand. England sent 6 teams, Australia 15 and one from Fiji.

First national teamEdit

On 15–17 February 1894 the first team representing New Zealand played New South Wales at Lancaster Park in Christchurch. New South Wales won by 160 runs. New South Wales returned again in 1895–96 and New Zealand won the solitary game by 142 runs, its first victory. The New Zealand Cricket Council was formed towards the end of 1894.

New Zealand played its first two internationals (not Tests) in 1904–05 against a star-studded Australia team containing such players as Victor Trumper, Warwick Armstrong and Clem Hill. Rain saved New Zealand from a thrashing in the first match, but not the second, which New Zealand lost by an innings and 358 runs – currently the second largest defeat in New Zealand first-class history.

Inter-war periodEdit

In 1927 NZ toured England. They played 26 first class matches, mostly against county sides. They managed to beat Worcestershire, Glamorgan, Somerset, and Derbyshire. On the strength of the performances of this tour New Zealand was granted Test status.

In 1929/30 the M.C.C toured NZ and played 4 Tests all of 3 days in duration. New Zealand lost its first Test match but drew the next 3. In the second Test Stewie Dempster and Jackie Mills put on 276 for the first wicket. This is still the highest partnership for New Zealand against England. New Zealand first played South Africa in 1931–32 in a three match series but were unable to secure Test matches against any teams other than England before World War II ended all Test cricket for 7 years. A Test tour by Australia, planned for February and March 1940, was cancelled after the outbreak of the war.[13][14][15]

After World War IIEdit

New Zealand's first Test after the war was against Australia in 1945/46. This game was not considered a "Test" at the time but it was granted Test status retrospectively by the International Cricket Council in March 1948. The New Zealand players who appeared in this match probably did not appreciate this move by the ICC as New Zealand were dismissed for 42 and 54. The New Zealand Cricket Council's unwillingness to pay Australian players a decent allowance to tour New Zealand ensured that this was the only Test Australia played against New Zealand between 1929 and 1972.

In 1949 New Zealand sent one of its best ever sides to England. It contained Bert Sutcliffe, Martin Donnelly, John R. Reid and Jack Cowie. However, 3-day Test matches ensured that all 4 Tests were drawn. Many have regarded the 1949 tour of England among New Zealand's best ever touring performances. All four tests were high-scoring despite being draws and Martin Donnelly's 206 at Lord's hailed as one of the finest innings ever seen there.[16] Despite being winless, New Zealand did not lose a test either. Prior to this, only the legendary 1948 Australian team, led by the great Don Bradman, had achieved this.

New Zealand played its first matches against the West Indies in 1951–52, and Pakistan and India in 1955/56.

In 1954/55 New Zealand recorded the lowest ever innings total, 26 against England. The following season New Zealand achieved its first Test victory. The first 3 Tests of a 4 Test series were won easily by the West Indies but New Zealand won the fourth to notch up its first Test victory. It had taken them 45 matches and 26 years to attain.

9, 10, 12, 13 March 1956
Scorecard
v
255 all out (166.5 overs)
John R. Reid 84
Tom Dewdney 5/21 (19.5 overs)
145 all out (78.3 overs)
Hammond Furlonge 64
Harry Cave 4/22 (27.3 overs)
157 all out (80 overs)
Sammy Guillen 41
Denis Atkinson 7/53 (40 overs)
77 all out (45.1 overs)
Everton Weekes 31
Harry Cave 4/21 (13.1 overs)
New Zealand won by 190 runs
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: Clyde Harris (NZL) and Terry Pearce (NZL)
  • New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat

In the next 20 years New Zealand won only seven more Tests. For most of this period New Zealand lacked a class bowler to lead their attack although they had two excellent batsmen in Bert Sutcliffe and Glenn Turner and a great all-rounder in John R. Reid.

Reid captained New Zealand on a tour to South Africa in 1961–62 where the five test series was drawn 2–2. The victories in the third and fifth tests were the first overseas victories New Zealand achieved. Reid scored 1,915 runs in the tour, setting a record for the most runs scored by a touring batsman of South Africa as a result.[17]

New Zealand won their first test series in their three match 1969/70 tour of Pakistan 1–0.[18]

1970 to 2000Edit

In 1973 Richard Hadlee debuted and the rate at which New Zealand won Tests picked up dramatically. Hadlee was one of the best pace bowlers of his generation, playing 86 Tests for New Zealand, before he retired in 1990. Of the 86 Tests that Hadlee played in New Zealand won 22 and lost 28. In 1977/78 New Zealand won its first Test against England, at the 48th attempt. Hadlee took 10 wickets in the match.

During the 1980s New Zealand also had the services of one of its best ever batsman, Martin Crowe and a number of good players such as John Wright, Bruce Edgar, John F. Reid, Andrew Jones, Geoff Howarth, Jeremy Coney, Ian Smith, John Bracewell, Lance Cairns, Stephen Boock, and Ewen Chatfield, who were capable of playing the occasional match winning performance and consistently making a valuable contribution to a Test match.

The best example of New Zealand's two star players (R. Hadlee and M. Crowe) putting in match winning performances and other players making good contributions is New Zealand versus Australia, 1985 at Brisbane. In Australia's first innings Hadlee took 9–52. In New Zealand's only turn at bat, M Crowe scored 188 and John F. Reid 108. Edgar, Wright, Coney, Jeff Crowe, V. Brown, and Hadlee scored between 17 and 54*. In Australia's second innings, Hadlee took 6–71 and Chatfield 3–75. New Zealand won by an innings and 41 runs.

8–12 November 1985
Scorecard
v
179 all out (76.4 overs)
Kepler Wessels 70 (186)
Richard Hadlee 9/52 (23.4 overs)
553/7 declared (161 overs)
Martin Crowe 188 (328)
Greg Matthews 3/110 (31 overs)
333 all out (116.5 overs
Allan Border 152* (301)
Richard Hadlee 6/71 (28.5 overs)
New Zealand won by an innings and 41 runs
The Gabba, Brisbane
Umpires: Tony Crafter (Aus) and Dick French (Aus)
Player of the match: Richard Hadlee (NZL)
  • New Zealand won the toss and chose to field

One-day cricket also gave New Zealand a chance to compete more regularly than Test cricket with the better sides in world cricket. In one-day cricket a batsman does not need to score centuries to win games for his side and bowlers do not need to bowl the opposition out. One-day games can be won by one batsman getting a 50, a few others getting 30s, bowlers bowling economically and everyone fielding well. These were requirements New Zealand players could consistently meet and thus developed a good one-day record against all sides.

Perhaps New Zealand's most infamous one-day match was the "Under arm" match against Australia at the MCG in 1981. Requiring six runs to tie the match off the final ball, Australian captain Greg Chappell instructed his brother Trevor to "bowl" the ball underarm along the wicket to prevent New Zealand batsman Brian McKechnie from hitting a six. The Australian umpires ruled the move as legal even though to this day many believe it was one of the most unsporting decisions made in cricket.

When New Zealand next played in the tri-series in Australia in 1983, Lance Cairns became a cult hero for his one-day batting. In one match against Australia, he hit six sixes at the MCG, one of the world's largest grounds. Few fans remember that New Zealand lost this game by 149 runs. However, Lance's greatest contribution to New Zealand cricket was his son Chris Cairns.

Chris Cairns made his debut one year before Hadlee retired in 1990. Cairns, one of New Zealand's best all-rounders, led the 1990s bowling attack with Danny Morrison. Stephen Fleming, New Zealand's most prolific scorer, led the batting and the team into the 21st century. Nathan Astle and Craig McMillan also scored plenty of runs for New Zealand, but both retired earlier than expected.

Daniel Vettori made his debut as an 18-year-old in 1997, and when he took over from Fleming as captain in 2007 he was regarded as the best spinning all-rounder in world cricket. On 26 August 2009, Daniel Vettori became the eighth player and second left-arm bowler (after Chaminda Vaas) in history to take 300 wickets and score 3000 test runs, joining the illustrious club. Vettori decided to take an indefinite break from international short form cricket in 2011 but continued to represent New Zealand in Test cricket and returned for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

On 4 April 1996, New Zealand achieved a unique world record, where the whole team was adjudged Man of the Match for team performance against 4 run victory over the West Indies. This is recorded as the only time where whole team achieved such an award.[19][20][21]

3 April 1996
Scorecard
New Zealand  
158 (35.5 overs)
v
  West Indies
154 (49.1 overs)
Craig Spearman 41 (39)
Laurie Williams 3/16 (4.5 overs)
Roland Holder 49* (86)
Chris Cairns 2/17 (5.1 overs)
New Zealand won by 4 runs
Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana
Umpires: Clyde Duncan (WI) and Eddie Nicholls (WI)
Player of the match: New Zealand
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to field.

21st centuryEdit

 
The Black Caps logo.

New Zealand started the new millennium by winning the 2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy in Kenya to claim their first, and so far, only ICC tournament. They started with a 64-run win over Zimbabwe then proceeded to beat Pakistan by 4 wickets in the semi-final. In the final against India, Chris Cairns scored an unbeaten 102 in New Zealand's run chase helping them win the tournament.

15 October 2000
Scorecard
India  
264/6 (50 overs)
v
  New Zealand
265/6 (49.4 overs)
Sourav Ganguly 117 (130)
Scott Styris 2/53 (10 overs)
Chris Cairns 102* (113)
Venkatesh Prasad 3/27 (7 overs)
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi   Kenya
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and David Shepherd (Eng)
Player of the match: Chris Cairns (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • New Zealand won the 2000 ICC Knockout Trophy.

Shane Bond played 17 Tests for NZ between 2001 and 2007 but missed far more through injury. When fit, he added a dimension to the NZ bowling attack that had been missing since Hadlee retired.

 
The New Zealand team celebrating a dismissal in 2009

The rise of the financial power of the BCCI had an immense effect on NZ cricket and its players. The BCCI managed to convince other boards not to pick players who had joined the rival Twenty-20 Indian Cricket League. NZ Cricket lost the services of Shane Bond, Lou Vincent, Andre Adams, Hamish Marshall and Daryl Tuffey. The money to be made from Twenty-20 cricket in India may have also induced players, such as Craig McMillan and Scott Styris (from Test cricket) to retire earlier than they would have otherwise. After the demise of the Indian Cricket League Bond and Tuffey again played for New Zealand.

Vettori stood down as Test captain in 2011 leading to star batsman Ross Taylor to take his place. Taylor led New Zealand for a year which included a thrilling win in a low scoring Test match against Australia in Hobart, their first win over Australia since 1993. In 2012/13 Brendon McCullum became captain and new players such as Kane Williamson, Corey Anderson, Doug Bracewell, Trent Boult and Jimmy Neesham emerged as world-class performers. McCullum captained New Zealand to series wins against the West Indies and India in 2013/14 and both Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 2014/15 increasing New Zealand's rankings in both Test and ODI formats. In the series against India McCullum scored 302 at Wellington to become New Zealand's first Test triple centurion.

In early 2015 New Zealand made the final of the Cricket World Cup, going through the tournament undefeated until the final, where they lost to Australia by seven wickets.[22]

In 2015 the New Zealand national cricket team played under the name of Aotearoa for their first match against Zimbabwe to celebrate Māori Language Week.[23]

In mid-2015 New Zealand toured England,[24] performing well, drawing the Test series 1–1, and losing the One Day series, 2–3.

In October to December 2015, and in February 2016, New Zealand played Australia in two Test Series, in three and two games a piece.[25][26] With a changing of an era in the Australian team, New Zealand was rated as a chance of winning especially in New Zealand. New Zealand lost both series by 2-Nil[27]

International groundsEdit

Locations of all stadiums which have hosted an international cricket match within New Zealand

Current squadEdit

Players in bold have a central contract for 2018–19.[28] Players underlined are part of the 2019 Cricket World Cup squad members.[29]

Name Age Batting Style Bowling Style Domestic Team Formats Number Notes
Opening Batsmen
Martin Guptill 32 Right Handed Right Arm Off Spin Auckland ODI, T20 31
Colin Munro 32 Left Handed Right Arm Medium Auckland ODI, T20 82
Jeet Raval 30 Left Handed Right Arm Leg Spin Auckland Test
Middle Order Batsmen
Henry Nicholls 27 Left Handed Right Arm Off Spin Canterbury Test, ODI, T20 86
Ross Taylor 35 Right Handed Right Arm Off Spin Central Districts Test, ODI, T20 3
Kane Williamson 28 Right Handed Right Arm Off Spin Northern Districts Test, ODI, T20 22 Captain
Wicket Keepers
Tom Blundell 28 Right Handed Right Arm Off Spin Wellington ODI 66
Tom Latham 27 Left Handed Right Arm Medium Canterbury Test, ODI 48 Vice Captain
Tim Seifert 24 Right Handed Northern Districts T20, ODI 43
BJ Watling 33 Right Handed Right Arm Off Spin Northern Districts Test, ODI 47
All Rounders
Todd Astle 32 Right Handed Right Arm Leg Spin Canterbury Test, ODI 60
Doug Bracewell 28 Right Handed Right Arm Medium Fast Central Districts ODI, T20 34
Colin de Grandhomme 32 Right Handed Right Arm Fast Medium Northern Districts Test, ODI, T20 77
James Neesham 28 Left Handed Right Arm Fast Medium Wellington ODI 50
Mitchell Santner 27 Left Handed Slow Left Arm Orthodox Northern Districts ODI, T20 74
Fast Bowlers
Trent Boult 29 Right Handed Left Arm Fast Medium Northern Districts Test, ODI, T20 18
Lockie Ferguson 27 Right Handed Right Arm Fast Auckland ODI, T20 87
Matt Henry 27 Right Handed Right Arm Fast Medium Canterbury ODI 21
Tim Southee 30 Right Handed Right Arm Medium Fast Northern Districts Test, ODI, T20 38 Vice Captain
Neil Wagner 33 Left Handed Left Arm Medium Fast Northern Districts Test
Spin Bowlers
Ajaz Patel 30 Left Handed Slow Left Arm Orthodox Central Districts Test, T20 24
Ish Sodhi 26 Right Handed Right Arm Leg Spin Northern Districts Test, ODI, T20 61
William Somerville 34 Right Handed Right Arm Off Spin Auckland Test

Coaching staffEdit

Team coloursEdit

Period Kit manufacturer Sponsor (chest) Sponsor (sleeves)
1980-1989 Adidas
1990 DB Draught
1991
1992 ISC
1993-1994 Bank of New Zealand
1995-1996 DB Draught
1997 Bank of New Zealand
1998 Canterbury TelstraClear
1999 Asics
2000 WStar TelstraClear
2001-2005 National Bank of New Zealand TelstraClear
2006-2008
2009 Dheeraj & East Coast
2010 Canterbury
2011-2014 Ford
2015-2016 ANZ
2017 ANZ
2018–present

New Zealand's kit is manufactured by Canterbury of New Zealand, who replaced previous manufacturer WStar in 2009. When playing Test cricket, New Zealand's cricket whites feature the silver fern badge on the left of the shirt, the name and logo of the sponsors Amul on the right, the Ford logo on the left sleeve and the Canterbury logo on the right sleeve. New Zealand fielders may wear a black cap (in the style of a baseball cap rather than the baggy cap worn by some teams) or a white sun hat with the New Zealand Cricket logo in the middle. Helmets are also coloured black (although until 1996, they used to be white with the silver fern logo encased in a black circle).

In limited overs cricket, New Zealand's ODI and Twenty20 shirts feature the ANZ logo across the centre, with the silver fern badge on the left of the shirt, Canterbury logo on the right sleeve and the Ford logo on the right. In ODIs, the kit comprises a black shirt with blue accents and black trousers, whilst the Twenty20 kit comprises a beige shirt with black accents and black trousers. In ICC limited-overs tournaments, a modified kit design is used with sponsor's logos moving to the sleeve and 'NEW ZEALAND' printed across the front.

In ODI, New Zealand wore Beige and brown between 1980 World Series Cricket and 1988 World Series Cricket. The 1983–1984 version was made popular by the Black Caps supporter group Beige Brigade, who sells the version of this uniform to the general public together with a "moral contract" which explains the expectations that come with being a Beige Brigadier. and was also worn in the inaugural Twenty20 international between New Zealand and Australia. Between 1991 and 1997 grey or silver (with some splashes of black or white) was worn instead. Until 2000, the ODI uniform was teal with black accents.

Previous suppliers were Adidas (World Series Cricket 1980–1990), ISC (World Cup World Cup 1992 and 1996, World Series 1993–97) Canterbury (1998–1999), Asics (who supplied all the 1999 Cricket World Cup participating teams) and WStar (2000–2009).

Previous sponsors were DB Draught(1990–1994 in the front, 1995–1997 in the sleeve), Bank of New Zealand (1993–94 and 1997–99 in the front) Clear Communications, later TelstraClear (1997–2000 in the front, 2001–2005 in the sleeve), National Bank of New Zealand(2000–2014) and Dheeraj and East Coast (2009–2010),[35] since 2014 ANZ is the current sponsor, due to National Bank's rebranding as ANZ. As of May 2017, Amul became the new sponsor.[36]

Tournament historyEdit

ICC Cricket World CupEdit

ICC Cricket World Cup record
Year Performance Position Played Won Lost Tie N/R Win %
  Prudential World Cup 1975 Semi-finalists 4th (8) 4 2 2 0 0 50 %
  Prudential World Cup 1979
  Prudential World Cup 1983 Double Round-Robin stage 5th (8) 6 3 3 0 0 50 %
   Reliance World Cup 1987 6th (8) 6 2 4 0 0 33.33 %
    Benson & Hedges World Cup 1992 Semi-finalists 3rd (9) 9 7 2 0 0 77.78 %
    Wills World Cup 1996 Quarter-finalists 7th (12) 6 3 3 0 0 50 %
  ICC Cricket World Cup 1999 Semi-finalists 4th (12) 9 4 4 0 1 50 %
  ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 Super Sixes 5th (14) 8 5 3 0 0 62.5 %
  ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Semi-finalists 3rd (16) 10 7 3 0 0 70 %
      ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 4th (14) 8 5 3 0 0 62.5 %
    ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Runners-up 2nd (14) 9 8 1 0 0 88.89 %
  ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Qualified
Overview Runners-up (once) 7th (20) 79 48 30 0 1 61.53 %
Results summary (by opposition)
Team Opposition Span Played Won Lost Tie N/R Win %
  New Zealand v   Afghanistan 20152015 1 1 0 0 0 100 %
v   Australia 19872015 10 3 7 0 0 30 %
v   Bangladesh 19992015 4 4 0 0 0 100 %
v   Canada 20032011 3 3 0 0 0 100 %
v   East Africa 19751975 1 1 0 0 0 100 %
v   England 19752015 8 5 3 0 0 62.50 %
v   India 19752003 7 4 3 0 0 57.14 %
v   Ireland 20072007 1 1 0 0 0 100 %
v   Kenya 20072011 2 2 0 0 0 100 %
v   Netherlands 19961996 1 1 0 0 0 100 %
v   Pakistan 19832011 8 2 6 0 0 25 %
v   Scotland 19992015 2 2 0 0 0 100 %
v   South Africa 19922015 7 5 2 0 0 71.42 %
v   Sri Lanka 19792015 10 4 6 0 0 40 %
v   United Arab Emirates 19961996 1 1 0 0 0 100 %
v   West Indies 19752015 7 4 3 0 0 57.14 %
v   Zimbabwe 19872011 6 5 0 0 1 100 %
Overall 19752015 79 48 30 0 1 61.53 %

As of 29 March 2015

The Win percentage excludes no results and counts ties as half a win.

ICC Champions TrophyEdit

ICC Champions Trophy record
Year Performance Position Played Won Lost Tie N/R Win %
  Wills International Cup 1998 Quarter-finalists 7th (9) 2 1 1 0 0 50.00 %
  ICC KnockOut Trophy 2000 Champions 1st (11) 3 3 0 0 0 100 %
  ICC Champions Trophy 2002 First round 8th (12) 2 1 1 0 0 50.00 %
  ICC Champions Trophy 2004 First round 5th (12) 2 1 1 0 0 50.00 %
  ICC Champions Trophy 2006 Semi-finalists 4th (10) 4 2 2 0 0 50.00 %
  ICC Champions Trophy 2009 Runners up 2nd (8) 5 3 2 0 0 60.00 %
  ICC Champions Trophy 2013 First round 5th (8) 3 1 1 0 1 50.00 %
  ICC Champions Trophy 2017 First round 8th (8) 3 0 2 0 1 0.00 %
Overview Champions (once) 4th (13) 24 12 10 0 1 54.54 %
Results summary (by opposition)
Team Opposition Span Played Won Lost Tie N/R Win %
  New Zealand v   Australia 20022017 6 0 4 0 2 0.00 %
v   Bangladesh 20022017 2 1 1 0 0 50.00 %
v   England 20092017 3 1 2 0 0 33.33 %
v   India 20002000 1 1 0 0 0 100 %
v   Pakistan 20002009 3 3 0 0 0 100 %
v   South Africa 20062009 2 1 1 0 0 50.00 %
v   Sri Lanka 19982013 4 2 2 0 0 50.00 %
v   United States 20042004 1 1 0 0 0 100 %
v   Zimbabwe 19982000 2 2 0 0 0 100 %
Overall 19982017 24 12 10 0 1 54.54 %

As of 9 June 2017

The Win percentage excludes no results and counts ties as half a win.

ICC World Twenty20Edit

ICC World Twenty20 record
Year Round Position Played Won Lost Tie+Won Tie+Lost N/R Win %
  ICC World Twenty20 2007 Semi-finals 4th (16) 6 3 3 0 0 0 50.00%
  ICC World Twenty20 2009 Super 8s 5th (12) 5 2 3 0 0 0 40.00%
  ICC World Twenty20 2010 5 3 2 0 0 0 60.00%
  ICC World Twenty20 2012 7th (12) 5 1 2 0 2 0 40.00%
  ICC World Twenty20 2014 Super 10 6th (16) 4 2 2 0 0 0 50.00%
  ICC World Twenty20 2016 Semi-finals 3rd (16) 5 4 1 0 0 80.00%
  ICC World Twenty20 2020
Overview Semi-finals (2 times) 7th (19) 30 15 13 0 2 0 53.33 %
Results summary (by opposition)
Team Opposition Span Played Won Lost Tie+Won Tie+Lost N/R Win %
  New Zealand v   Australia 2016-2016 1 1 0 0 0 0 100.00 %
v   Bangladesh 2012-2016 2 2 0 0 0 0 100.00 %
v   England 2007-2016 5 2 3 0 0 0 40.00 %
v   India 2007-2016 2 2 0 0 0 0 100.00 %
v   Ireland 2009-2009 1 1 0 0 0 0 100.00 %
v   Kenya 2007-2007 1 1 0 0 0 0 100.00 %
v   Netherlands 2014-2014 1 1 0 0 0 0 100.00 %
v   Pakistan 2007-2016 5 2 3 0 0 0 40.00 %
v   Scotland 2009-2009 1 1 0 0 0 0 100.00 %
v   South Africa 2007-2014 4 0 4 0 0 0 0.00 %
v   Sri Lanka 2007-2014 5 1 3 0 1 0 30.00 %
v   West Indies 2012-2012 1 0 0 0 1 0 50.00 %
v   Zimbabwe 2010-2010 1 1 0 0 0 0 100.00 %
Overall 20072016 30 15 13 0 2 0 53.33 %

As of 28 March 2016

Tie+Won and Tie+Lost indicates matches tied and then won or lost in a tiebreaker such as a bowlout or one-over-eliminator ("Super Over").
The result percentage excludes no results and counts ties (irrespective of a tiebreaker) as half a win.

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Commonwealth Games record
Year Round Position Played Won Lost Tie N/R Win %
  1998 Semi-finalists (Bronze Medal) 3/16 5 4 1 0 0 80 %
Overall Semi-finals (Bronze Medal) 3rd 5 4 1 0 0 80 %

World Championship of CricketEdit

World Championship of Cricket record
Year Round Position Played Won Lost Tie N/R Win %
  1985 Semi-finals 4/7 3 1 1 0 1 50 %
Overall Semi-finals 4th 3 1 1 0 1 50 %

Austral-Asia CupEdit

  • 1986: semi-finals
  • 1990: semi-finals
  • 1994: semi-finals

Result SummaryEdit

Test MatchesEdit

Opposition Matches Won Lost Drawn W/L % Won % Lost % Drawn
  Australia 57 8 31 18 0.25 14.03% 54.38% 31.57%
  Bangladesh 15 12 0 3 80.00% 0.00% 20.00%
  England 103 10 48 45 0.20 9.70% 46.60% 43.68%
  India 57 10 21 26 0.47 17.54% 36.84% 45.61%
  Pakistan 58 12 25 21 0.48 20.68% 43.10% 36.20%
  South Africa 45 4 25 16 0.16 8.88% 55.55% 35.55%
  Sri Lanka 34 15 8 11 1.875 44.11% 23.52% 32.35%
  West Indies 47 15 13 19 1.15 31.91% 27.65% 40.42%
  Zimbabwe 17 11 0 6 64.70% 0.00% 35.29%
Total 433 97 171 165 0.56 22.40 % 39.49 % 38.10 %

As of 12 March 2019

One-Day International MatchesEdit

Opposition Matches Won Lost Tied N/R % Won
  Afghanistan 1 1 0 0 0 100.00%
  Australia 136 39 90 0 7 30.23%
  Bangladesh 34 24 10 0 0 70.58%
  Canada 3 3 0 0 0 100.00%
  East Africa 1 1 0 0 0 100.00%
  England 89 43 40 2 4 51.76%
  India 106 45 55 1 5 45.04%
  Ireland 4 4 0 0 0 100.00%
  Kenya 2 2 0 0 0 100.00%
  Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0 100.00%
  Pakistan 106 48 54 1 3 47.08%
  Scotland 3 3 0 0 0 100.00%
  South Africa 70 24 41 0 5 36.92%
  Sri Lanka 98 48 41 1 8 53.88%
  United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0 0 100.00%
  United States 1 1 0 0 0 100.00%
  West Indies 64 27 30 0 7 47.36%
  Zimbabwe 38 27 9 1 1 74.32%
Total 758 342 370 6 40 48.05 %

As of 20 February 2019

The result percentage excludes no results and count ties as half a win.

T20 International MatchesEdit

Opposition Matches Won Lost Tied Tie+Won Tie+Lost N/R % Won
  Australia 9 1 7 0 1 0 0 16.66%
  Bangladesh 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 100.00%
  England 16 5 10 0 0 0 1 33.33%
  India 11 8 3 0 0 0 0 72.72%
  Ireland 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 100.00%
  Kenya 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 100.00%
  Pakistan 21 8 13 0 0 0 0 38.09%
  Scotland 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 100.00%
  South Africa 15 4 11 0 0 0 0 26.66%
  Sri Lanka 16 8 6 0 0 1 1 56.66%
  West Indies 13 6 3 0 1 2 1 62.50%
  Zimbabwe 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 100.00%
Total 118 57 53 0 2 3 3 51.73 %

As of 10 February 2019

Tie+Won and Tie+Lost indicates matches tied and then won or lost in a tiebreaker such as a bowl out or one-over-eliminator ("Super Over").

The result percentage excludes no results and counts ties (irrespective of a tiebreaker) as half a win.

Series ResultsEdit

Test MatchesEdit

Opposition Series Played Series Won Series Lost Series Drawn W/L % Won % Lost % Drawn
  Australia 23 3 14 6 0.21 13.04% 60.86% 26.08%
  Bangladesh 8 7 0 1 87.50% 0.00% 12.50%
  England 36 4 23 9 0.17 11.11% 63.88% 25.00%
  India 20 5 11 4 0.45 25.00% 55.00% 20.00%
  Pakistan 23 4 13 6 0.30 17.39% 56.52% 26.08%
  South Africa 16 0 13 3 0.00 0.00% 81.25% 18.75%
  Sri Lanka 16 7 4 5 1.75 43.75% 25.00% 31.25%
  West Indies 17 7 6 4 1.00 41.17% 35.29% 23.52%
  Zimbabwe 10 7 0 3 70.00% 0.00% 30.00%
Total 169 45 83 41 0.54 26.62 % 49.11 % 24.26 %

As of 15 March 2019

One-Day InternationalsEdit

Opposition Series Played Series Won Series Lost Series Drawn W/L % Won % Lost % Drawn
  Australia 19 5 10 4 0.50 26.31% 52.63% 21.05%
  Bangladesh 8 6 2 0 3.00 75.00% 25.00% 0.00%
  England 19 7 9 3 0.78 36.84% 47.36% 15.78%
  India 14 4 8 2 0.50 28.57% 57.14% 14.28%
  Pakistan 22 13 7 2 1.85 59.09% 31.81% 9.09%
  South Africa 10 2 8 0 0.25 20.00% 80.00% 0.00%
  Sri Lanka 16 9 3 4 3.00 56.25% 18.75% 25.00%
  West Indies 12 5 6 1 0.83 41.67% 50.00% 8.33%
  Zimbabwe 9 6 2 1 3.00 66.67% 22.22% 11.11%
Total 129 57 55 17 1.03 44.18% 42.63% 13.17%

As of 20 February 2019

Twenty20 InternationalsEdit

Opposition Series Played Series Won Series Lost Series Drawn W/L % Won % Lost % Drawn
  Australia 4 0 3 1 0.00 0.00% 75.00% 25.00%
  Bangladesh 3 3 0 0 - 100.00% 0.00% 0.00%
  England 5 1 4 0 0.25 20.00% 80.00% 0.00%
  India 4 3 1 0 3.00 75.00% 25.00% 0.00%
  Pakistan 6 2 3 1 0.66 33.33% 50.00% 16.66%
  South Africa 6 1 4 1 0.25 16.66% 66.66% 16.66%
  Sri Lanka 7 3 1 3 3.00 42.85% 14.28% 42.85%
  West Indies 6 3 1 2 3.00 50.00% 16.66% 33.33%
  Zimbabwe 3 3 0 0 - 100.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Total 44 19 17 8 1.11 43.18% 38.63% 18.18%

As of 10 February 2019

Combined Tests, ODIs and T20IsEdit

Opposition Series Played Series Won Series Lost Series Drawn W/L % Won % Lost % Drawn
  Australia 46 8 27 11 0.29 17.39% 58.69% 23.91%
  Bangladesh 18 15 2 1 7.50 83.33% 11.11% 5.55%
  England 60 12 36 12 0.33 20.00% 60.00% 20.00%
  India 38 12 20 6 0.60 31.57% 52.63% 15.78%
  Pakistan 51 19 23 9 0.82 37.25% 45.09% 17.64%
  South Africa 32 3 25 4 0.12 9.37% 78.12% 12.50%
  Sri Lanka 39 19 8 12 2.37 48.71% 20.51% 30.76%
  West Indies 35 15 13 7 1.15 42.85% 37.14% 20.00%
  Zimbabwe 22 16 2 4 8.00 72.72% 9.09% 18.18%
Total 341 120 155 66 0.77 35.19% 45.45% 19.35%

As of 20 February 2019

RecordsEdit

World recordsEdit

NotableEdit

  • New Zealand dismissed Zimbabwe (Harare 2005) twice in the same day for totals of 59 and 99. Zimbabwe became only the second team (after India at Manchester in 1952) to be dismissed twice in the same day. The whole Test was completed inside two days.[44] This feat was then repeated at Napier in 2012 when NZ dismissed Zimbabwe for 51 and 143 to end the match within three days.[45]
  • Kane Williamson holds the record for most centuries by a New Zealander in Tests, with 18.
  • Brendon McCullum holds the record for the highest Test innings by a New Zealander of 302 (vs India in 2014). He is currently the only triple centurion from New Zealand.
  • Brendon McCullum holds the New Zealand Test record for the most innings of 200 or more, with 4.
  • Brendon McCullum scored the fastest World Cup fifty (off 18 balls) for New Zealand in a Pool A Match of 2015 Cricket World Cup against England, beating his own 20-ball record set against Canada in World Cup (2007) earlier.
  • Martin Guptill holds the record for the highest One Day International innings by a New Zealander, with 237 not out against West Indies in the 2015 World Cup Quarter-final in Wellington.[46]
  • Shane Bond took an ODI hat-trick in the last over (innings bowling figures: 10–0–61–4) vs Australia at Hobart in January 2007.[47]
  • Tim Southee took a Twenty20 hat-trick, taking 5–18 in the match against Pakistan.
  • Colin Munro scored the second fastest T20 International 50, off 14 balls, against Sri Lanka at Eden Park, Auckland on 10 January 2016.
  • Chris Harris, Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills and Chris Cairns are the only New Zealand cricketers to have taken 200 wickets in ODIs.
  • Chris Harris and Chris Cairns are the only two New Zealand cricketers to complete the 4000 run / 200 wicket double in ODIs. The others are Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya, South African Jacques Kallis, Pakistani's Shahid Afridi and Abdul Razzaq and Bangladeshi Shakib Al Hasan).[48]

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