T20 World Cup Team Profile: New Zealand

New Zealand have been one of the most threatening team in the World Cup. They have been termed underdogs as their good performances till Super Eights does not convert into finals and semifinals too often. Here is their complete profile on captains in World Cup, batting and bowling records and overall T20 performances.

2014 T20 WC Schedule and Results
New Zealand Performance in T20 World Cup
T20 Records Against New Zealand
Best T20 Partnerships Records For and Against New Zealand


    2007: Vettori (captain), Brendum McCullum (wicketkeeper)
    2009: Brendum McCullum (captain) McGlashan (wicketkeeper)
    2010: Vettori (captain), Hopkins (wicketkeeper)
    2012: Ross Taylor (captain), Brendum McCullum (wicketkeeper)
    2014: Brendum McCullum (Captain/wicketkeeper)

New Zealand Record in World Cup

    30 players have represented New Zealand till 2012 WC.
    21 matches played by New Zealand till 2012 WC.
    Brendum McCullum is the only player to represent in all the 21 matches.
    2007 Semifinal entry is their best performance.
    118 wickets taken by Kiwis till 2012 WC.
    5 maidens bowled by Kiwi bowlers.
    20 wickets in 17 innings makes Vettori their best bowler.
    Nathan (16), Bond (12), Mills (12), Southee (11) and Styris (10) are other successful bowlers.
    4/7 by Gillespie and 4/20 by Vettori is their best performance in WC.
    552 runs by Brendum McCullum is the highest individual aggregate. Ross Taylor (391), Styris (233) and Guptill (222) are other prominent scorers.
    123 by Brendum McCullum (2012) is the highest score for a Kiwi batsman, and the only century.
    7 half-centuries have been scored by Kiwi batsmen.
    198/5 vs Ireland is their highest World Cup score.
    99 vs Pakistan is their lowest WC score.
    3 times New Zealand have been bowled out.
    83 runs is their highest win by runs.
    9 wickets is their highest win by wickets.
    74 balls 83 is their highest win by balls.
    Twice they have played tie matches (2012), and lost both times (vs SL and WI)

Overall Record

    vs Sri Lanka played 10, won 5 and lost 5.
    vs Zimbabwe played 5 and won all.
    vs India played 4 and won all.
    vs Pakistan played 9, won 3 and lost 6.
    vs vs South Africa played 8, won 2 and lost 6.
    vs West Indies, played 6 won 1, lost 3 and tied 3.
    vs England played 6 won 1 and lost 5.
    vs Australia played 5, lost 4 and tied 1.
    vs Bangladesh, played 2 and won both
    vs Kenya, Ireland and Scotland played 1 each and won.

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