New Zealand Cricket Team’s best performance in T20 world cup was in 2007 and 2016 tournament when team reached to semi-finals and attained fourth positions both times in championship. Let’s have a look at New Zealand’s history, stats, figures, records and performance in ICC World Twenty20.
1. Brendon McCullum is the only Kiwi player to score century in 20-20 world cup. He scored 123 runs in 58 balls against Bangladesh in 2012.
2. McCullum also holds the record of highest individual score in ICC World Twenty20 championship.
3. Brendon McCullum is the leading runs scorer for New Zealand in T20 world cup. He has scored 637 runs in played 25 matches.
New Zealand performance year wise
|2007||Semi-Final (4th Place)|
|2009||Super 8 (5th Place)|
|2010||Super 8 (5th Place)|
|2012||Super 8 (7th Place)|
|2014||Super 10 (6th Place)|
|2016||Semi-Final (4th Place)|
New Zealand in T20 World Cup 2016
New Zealand was placed in the Group-2 of ICC World T20 sixth edition’s super-10 stage in which they won all games and beat hosts India, Australia, 2009 wt20 champion Pakistan and Bangladesh. Hence they qualified for semi-final and faced England in the knockout match. New Zealand failed to make through to the finals and England defeated them in semis. Let’s have a look at the results of New Zealand at world twenty20 2016.
|15 March||Nagpur||New Zealand vs India||New Zealand won by 47 runs|
|18 March||Dharamsala||New Zealand vs Australia||New Zealand won by 8 runs|
|22 March||Mohali||New Zealand vs Pakistan||New Zealand won by 22 runs|
|26 March||Kolkata||New Zealand vs Bangladesh||New Zealand won by 75 runs|
|30 March||Delhi||New Zealand vs England||New Zealand lost by 7 wickets|
Kane Williamson was named captain of the 15-member Kiwi team for 2016 twenty20 world cup. Martin Guptill was the highest run scorer for New Zealand in the competition as he scored 140 runs in 4 matches.
|Kane Williamson (Captain)||Batsman|