New Zealand


Rankings:  ODI - 3rd, Test - 3rd, Twenty20 - 7th

NZ Bio

The New Zealand cricket team, also known as the Black Caps, played its first Test in 1929-30 against England. However, it was only in the 1955-56 season that the team won its first Test against the West Indies at Eden Park in Auckland. Pakistan was its first ODI opponent in a match played at Christchurch in the 1972-73 season. The Kiwis, as the team members are also referred to, have produced some top-class international cricketers. Foremost among them is Sir Richard Hadlee, one of New Zealand’s and the world's best all-rounders. He took the then world record for most Test wickets (374) against India at Bangalore in 1988. He lost the record to Kapil Dev eventually and of course, other bowlers who have surpassed them by now. Hadlee was the first bowler to reach 400 Test wickets again versus India at Christchurch in 1990. Martin Crowe, John Reid, Chris Cairns, Adam Parore, Craig McMillan, John Wright, Ken Rutherford and a host of others have notably served New Zealand cricket over the years.

Stephen Fleming is one name that stands out when it comes to the most successful captains of New Zealand. He has led the team to 28 Test victories, more than twice as many as any other captain. Replacing him was Daniel Vettori, whose name has been synonymous with New Zealand Cricket for a long time. The team has been quite unlucky with regard to its World Cup campaigns. They have made it to the semi-finals six times in World Cups but have failed to qualify further each time.
 

NZ Records

In:
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Australia 52 8 27 0 17 15
 
Bangladesh 11 8 0 0 3 73
 
England 101 9 48 0 44 9
 
India 54 10 18 0 26 19
 
Pakistan 53 8 24 0 21 15
 
South Africa 40 4 23 0 13 10
 
Sri Lanka 30 12 8 0 10 40
 
West Indies 45 13 13 0 19 29
 
Zimbabwe 15 9 0 0 6 60
 
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Afghanistan 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Australia 127 35 86 0 6 28
 
Bangladesh 25 17 8 0 0 68
 
Canada 3 3 0 0 0 100
 
East Africa 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
England 83 41 36 2 4 49
 
India 93 41 46 1 5 44
 
Ireland 2 2 0 0 0 100
 
Kenya 2 2 0 0 0 100
 
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Pakistan 96 40 53 1 2 42
 
Scotland 3 3 0 0 0 100
 
South Africa 62 21 36 0 5 34
 
Sri Lanka 90 42 40 1 7 47
 
United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
USA 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
West Indies 61 24 30 0 7 39
 
Zimbabwe 35 25 8 1 1 71
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Martin Guptill - 237 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Stephen Fleming. Total: 8007 runs in 279 matches with a batting average of 32.41
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Daniel Vettori. Total: 297 wickets in 291 matches with an average economy of 4.12
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Australia 5 0 4 1 0 0
Bangladesh 3 3 0 0 0 100
 
England 13 4 8 0 1 31
 
India 4 4 0 0 0 100
 
Ireland 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Kenya 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Pakistan 11 4 7 0 0 36
 
Scotland 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
South Africa 12 3 9 0 0 25
 
Sri Lanka 13 5 6 1 1 38
 
West Indies 10 4 3 3 0 40
 
Zimbabwe 5 5 0 0 0 100
 
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