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.

New Zealand at 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

Year Result/Place
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.

Date Venue Fixture Result
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.

Player Role
Kane Williamson (Captain) Batsman
Ross Taylor Batsman
Corey Anderson All-rounder
Martin Guptill Batsman
Grant Elliott All-rounder
Adam Milne Bowler
Mitchell McClenaghan Bowler
Colin Munro Batsman
Nathan McCullum Bowler
Trent Boult Bowler
Mitchell Santner Bowler
Luke Ronchi Wicket-keeper
Ish Sodhi Bowler
Henry Nicholls Batsman
Tim Southee Bowler

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