New Zealand has never won the ODI world cup in their history of cricket but in the previous two editions of the ODI World Cup, New Zealand reached the finals but lost both. They are always a very strong side to play against, they are competitive, and they always find ways to knockouts. In this article, we will give you a history of the New Zealand team in the World Cup.
New Zealand Highest Total In World Cup
The highest total of the New Zealand team came against West Indies in the 2015 world cup at Wellington. New Zealand made 393 in 50 overs against West Indies.
Most Run Scorer
New Zealand’s highest run scorer in World Cups is their former captain, Stephen Fleming who made 1075 runs in ODI world cups for New Zealand.
Highest Individual Score
The Highest individual score by a New Zealand player came from Martin Guptill’s bat in the 2015 world cup against West Indies at Wellington where he made 237*.
New Zealand’s highest wicket-taker in world cups is none other than their left-arm fast bowler, Trent Boult, who has 39 wickets in world cups.
Best Bowling Figures
Best bowling figure by a New Zealand player came from Tim Southee in the 2015 world cup against England at Wellington where Southee took 7 wickets and gave only 33 in his 9 overs spell.
New Zealand’s player with the most world cup matches was Stephen Fleming who played in 33 world cup matches for the Blackcaps.
New Zealand team has played in 2 finals of the ODI cricket world cup, and they reached in finals in 2015 against Australia and in 2019 against England but unfortunately, they lost both.
New Zealand team has played 8 semi-finals of the ODI world cups. They played semi-finals in 1975, 1979, 1992, 1999, 2007, 2011, 2015, and 2019.