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New Zealand
New Zealand Cricket.png
Status Full Member
Test Captain 5th
ODI Captain 1st
T20I Captain 6th
Test Ranking Kane Williamson
ODI Ranking Kane Williamson
T20I Ranking Kane Williamson
Tests Played 458
Test Record Won 109 Lost 181 (168 Drawn)
First Test vs Flag of England.png England at Lancaster Park, Christchurch, 10-13 January 1930
Last Test vs Flag of England.png England at Headingley, Leeds, 23-27 June 2022
ODIs Played 782
ODI Record Won 361 Lost 374 (7 Tie, 40 No Result)
First ODI vs Flag of Pakistan.png Pakistan at Lancaster Park, Christchurch, 11 February 1973
Last ODI vs Flag of Scotland.svg.png Scotland at Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh, 31 July 2022
T20Is Played 167
T20I Record Won 85 Lost 70 (8 Tie, 4 No Result)
First T20I vs Flag of Australia.png Australia at Eden Park, Auckland, 17 February 2005
Last T20I vs Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Netherlands at Sportpark Westvliet, The Hague, 5 August 2022

The New Zealand cricket team are the national cricket team representing New Zealand. They played their first Test match in 1930 against England in Christchurch, New Zealand, becoming the fifth country to play Test cricket. It took the team until 1955–56 to win a Test, against the West Indies at Eden Park in Auckland. They played their first ODI in the 1972–73 season against Pakistan in Christchurch.

History

The reverend Henry Williams provided history with the first report of a game of cricket in New Zealand when he wrote in his diary in December 1832 about boys in and around Paihia on Horotutu Beach playing cricket. In 1835, Charles Darwin and the HMS Beagle called in to the Bay of Islands on its epic circumnavigation of the Earth and Darwin witnessed a game of cricket played by freed Māori slaves and the son of a missionary at Waimate North. Darwin in The Voyage of the Beagle wrote.

The first recorded game of cricket in New Zealand took place in Wellington in December 1842. The Wellington Spectator reports a game on 28 December 1842 played by a "Red" team and a "Blue" team from the Wellington Club. The first fully recorded match was reported by the Examiner in Nelson between the Surveyors and Nelson in March 1844.

The first team to tour New Zealand was Parr's all England XI in 1863–64. Between 1864 and 1914, 22 foreign teams toured NZ. England sent 6 teams, Australia 15 and Fiji 1.

On 15–17 February 1894 the first team representing New Zealand played New South Wales at Lancaster Park in Christchurch. NSW won by 160 runs. New South Wales returned again in 1895–96 and NZ won the solitary game by 142 runs, its first victory. The New Zealand Cricket Council was formed towards the end of 1894.

New Zealand played its first two internationals (not Tests) in 1904–05 against a star-studded Australia team containing such players as Victor Trumper, Warwick Armstrong and Clem Hill. Rain saved NZ from a thrashing in the first match but not the second which NZ lost by an innings and 358 runs – currently the second largest defeat in New Zealand first-class cricket.

Statistics and Records

Playing Record
Format M W L T D/NR Inaugural Match
Test Matches 458 109 181 0 168 10 January 1930
One Day Internationals 782 361 374 7 40 11 February 1973
Twenty20 Internationals 167 85 70 8 4 17 February 2005

Test Matches

Team Records

Highest Team Total 715/6d Flag of Bangladesh.svg.png Bangladesh Seddon Park, Hamilton 28 February-3 March 2019
Lowest Team Total 26 Flag of England.png England Eden Park, Auckland 25-28 March 1955
Highest Total Conceded 660/5d Flag of West Indies.png West Indies Basin Reserve, Wellington 10-13 February 1995
Lowest Total Conceded 51 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg.png Zimbabwe McLean Park, Napier 26-28 January 2012

Most Career Runs

Player Runs Average Career Span
Ross Taylor 7,683 44.66 2007-2022
Kane Williamson 7,368 52.62 2010-2022
Stephen Fleming 7,172 40.06 1994-2008
Brendon McCullum 6,453 38.64 2004-2016
Martin Crowe 5,444 45.36 1982-1995

Most Career Wickets

Player Wickets Average Career Span
Richard Hadlee 431 22.29 1973-1990
Daniel Vettori 361 34.15 1997-2014
Tim Southee 347 28.99 2008-2022
Trent Boult 317 27.49 2011-2022
Neil Wagner 246 26.71 2012-2022

Highest Scores

Player Score Opponent Venue Date
Brendon McCullum 302 Flag of India.png India Basin Reserve, Wellington 14-18 February 2004
Martin Crowe 299 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg.png Sri Lanka Basin Reserve, Wellington 31 January-4 February 1991
Ross Taylor 290 Flag of Australia.png Australia WACA Ground, Perth 13-17 November 2015
Stephen Fleming 274* Flag of Sri Lanka.svg.png Sri Lanka Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo 25-29 April 2003
Bryan Young 267* Flag of Sri Lanka.svg.png Sri Lanka Carisbrook, Dunedin 7-10 March 1997

Best Innings Bowling Figures

Player Figures Opponent Venue Date
Ajaz Patel 10/119 Flag of India.png India Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 3-6 December 2021
Richard Hadlee 9/52 Flag of Australia.png Australia The Gabba, Brisbane 8-12 November 1985
Richard Hadlee 7/23 Flag of India.png India Basin Reserve, Wellington 13-17 February 1976
Matt Henry 7/23 Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa Hagley Oval, Christchurch 17-19 February 2022
Chris Cairns 7/27 Flag of West Indies.png West Indies Seddon Park, Hamilton 16-20 December 1999

Best Match Bowling Figures

Player Figures Opponent Venue Date
Richard Hadlee 15/123 Flag of Australia.png Australia The Gabba, Brisbane 8-12 November 1985
Ajaz Patel 14/225 Flag of India.png India Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 3-6 December 2021
Daniel Vettori 12/149 Flag of Australia.png Australia Eden Park, Auckland 11-15 March 2000
Daniel Vettori 12/170 Flag of Bangladesh.svg.png Bangladesh MA Aziz Stadium, Chittagong 26-29 October 2004
Richard Hadlee 11/58 Flag of India.png India Basin Reserve, Wellington 13-17 February 1976

Win/Loss Record

Opponent M W L T D First Match First Win
Flag of Australia.png Australia 60 8 34 0 18 29 March 1946 13 November 1974
Flag of Bangladesh.svg.png Bangladesh 17 13 1 0 3 18 December 2001 22 December 2001
Flag of England.png England 110 12 51 0 47 10 January 1930 15 February 1978
Flag of India.png India 62 13 22 0 27 19 November 1955 27 February 1968
Flag of Pakistan.png Pakistan 60 14 25 0 21 13 October 1955 2 November 1969
Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa 47 5 26 0 16 27 February 1932 4 January 1962
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg.png Sri Lanka 36 16 9 0 11 4 March 1983 6 March 1983
Flag of West Indies.png West Indies 49 17 13 0 19 8 February 1952 13 March 1956
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg.png Zimbabwe 17 11 0 0 6 1 November 1992 12 November 1992

One Day Internationals

Team Records

Highest Team Total 402/2 Ireland flag.png Ireland Mannofield Park, Aberdeen 1 July 2008
Lowest Team Total 64 Flag of Pakistan.png Pakistan Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 15 April 1986
Highest Total Conceded 408/9 Flag of England.png England Edgbaston, Birmingham 9 June 2015
Lowest Total Conceded 69 Flag of Kenya.svg.png Kenya MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 20 February 2011

Most Career Runs

Player Runs Average Career Span
Ross Taylor 8,607 47.55 2006-2022
Stephen Fleming 8,007 32.41 1994-2007
Martin Guptill 7,254 42.42 2009-2022
Nathan Astle 7,090 34.92 1995-2007
Kane Williamson 6,173 47.48 2010-2020

Most Career Wickets

Player Wickets Average Career Span
Daniel Vettori 297 31.96 1997-2015
Kyle Mills 240 27.02 2001-2015
Chris Harris 203 37.50 1990-2004
Chris Cairns 200 32.78 1991-2006
Tim Southee 190 34.51 2008-2020

Highest Scores

Player Score Opponent Venue Date
Martin Guptill 237* Flag of West Indies.png West Indies Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington 21 March 2015
Martin Guptill 189* Flag of England.png England The Rose Bowl, Southampton 2 June 2013
Ross Taylor 181* Flag of England.png England University Oval, Dunedin 7 March 2018
Martin Guptill 180* Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa Seddon Park, Hamilton 1 March 2017
Lou Vincent 172 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg.png Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 24 August 2005

Best Bowling Figures

Player Figures Opponent Venue Date
Tim Southee 7/33 Flag of England.png England Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington 20 February 2015
Trent Boult 7/34 Flag of West Indies.png West Indies Hagley Oval, Christchurch 23 December 2017
Shane Bond 6/19 Flag of India.png India Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 26 August 2005
Shane Bond 6/23 Flag of Australia.png Australia St George's Park, Port Elizabeth 11 March 2003
Scott Styris 6/25 Flag of West Indies.png West Indies Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain 12 June 2002

Win/Loss Record

Opponent M W L T NR First Match First Win
vs Full Members
Flag of Afghanistan.svg.png Afghanistan 2 2 0 0 0 8 March 2015 8 March 2015
Flag of Australia.png Australia 138 39 92 0 7 30 March 1974 23 November 1980
Flag of Bangladesh.svg.png Bangladesh 38 28 10 0 0 28 April 1990 28 April 1990
Flag of England.png England 91 43 41 3 4 18 July 1973 13 January 1983
Flag of India.png India 110 49 55 1 5 14 June 1975 14 June 1975
Ireland flag.png Ireland 7 7 0 0 0 9 April 2007 9 April 2007
Flag of Pakistan.png Pakistan 107 48 55 1 3 11 February 1973 11 February 1973
Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa 71 25 41 0 5 29 February 1992 29 February 1992
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg.png Sri Lanka 99 49 41 1 8 9 June 1979 9 June 1979
Flag of West Indies.png West Indies 65 28 30 0 7 18 June 1975 6 February 1980
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg.png Zimbabwe 38 27 9 1 1 10 October 1987 10 October 1987
vs Associate Members
Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada 3 3 0 0 0 3 March 2003 3 March 2003
Flag of None.png East Africa 1 1 0 0 0 7 June 1975 7 June 1975
Flag of Kenya.svg.png Kenya 2 2 0 0 0 20 March 2007 20 March 2007
Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Netherlands 4 4 0 0 0 17 February 1996 17 February 1996
Flag of Scotland.svg.png Scotland 4 4 0 0 0 31 May 1999 31 May 1999
Flag of United Arab Emirates.png United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0 0 27 February 1996 27 February 1996
Flag of the United States.png United States 1 1 0 0 0 10 September 2004 10 September 2004

Twenty20 Internationals

Team Records

Highest Team Total 254/5 Flag of Scotland.svg.png Scotland Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh 29 July 2022
Lowest Team Total 60 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg.png Sri Lanka
Flag of Bangladesh.svg.png Bangladesh
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
31 March 2014
1 September 2021
Highest Total Conceded 245/5 Flag of Australia.png Australia Eden Park, Auckland 16 February 2018
Lowest Total Conceded 70 Flag of Bangladesh.svg.png Bangladesh Eden Gardens, Kolkata 26 March 2016

Most Career Runs

Player Runs Average Career Span
Martin Guptill 3,446 32.20 2009-2022
Brendon McCullum 2,140 35.66 2005-2015
Kane Williamson 2,021 32.59 2011-2021
Ross Taylor 1,909 26.15 2006-2020
Colin Munro 1,724 31.34 2012-2020

Most Career Wickets

Player Wickets Average Career Span
Tim Southee 111 24.58 2008-2021
Ish Sodhi 96 20.91 2014-2022
Mitchell Santner 72 23.62 2015-2022
Trent Boult 62 21.69 2013-2021
Nathan McCullum 58 22.03 2007-2016

Highest Scores

Player Score Opponent Venue Date
Brendon McCullum 123 Flag of Bangladesh.svg.png Bangladesh Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy 21 September 2012
Brendon McCullum 116* Flag of Australia.png Australia Lancaster Park, Christchurch 28 February 2010
Colin Munro 109* Flag of India.png India Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot 4 November 2017
Glenn Phillips 108 Flag of West Indies.png West Indies Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui 29 November 2020
Martin Guptill 105 Flag of Australia.png Australia Eden Park, Auckland 16 February 2018

Best Bowling Figures

Player Figures Opponent Venue Date
Tim Southee 5/18 Flag of Pakistan.png Pakistan Eden Park, Auckland 26 December 2010
Lockie Ferguson 5/21 Flag of West Indies.png West Indies Eden Park, Auckland 27 November 2020
Mark Gillespie 4/7 Flag of Kenya.svg.png Kenya Kingsmead, Durban 12 September 2007
Mitchell Santner 4/11 Flag of India.png India Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur 15 March 2016
Todd Astle 4/13 Flag of Bangladesh.svg.png Bangladesh Eden Park, Auckland 1 April 2021

Win/Loss Record

Opponent M W L T NR First Match First Win
vs Full Members
Flag of Afghanistan.svg.png Afghanistan 1 1 0 0 0 7 November 2021 7 November 2021
Flag of Australia.png Australia 15 4 10 1 0 17 February 2005 18 March 2016
Flag of Bangladesh.svg.png Bangladesh 15 12 3 0 0 3 February 2010 3 February 2010
Flag of England.png England 22 8 12 1 1 18 September 2007 18 September 2007
Flag of India.png India 20 9 9 2 0 16 September 2007 16 September 2007
Ireland flag.png Ireland 4 4 0 0 0 11 June 2009 11 June 2009
Flag of Pakistan.png Pakistan 25 10 15 0 0 22 September 2007 8 May 2010
Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa 15 4 11 0 0 21 October 2005 21 October 2005
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg.png Sri Lanka 19 10 7 1 1 22 December 2006 26 December 2006
Flag of West Indies.png West Indies 16 8 3 3 2 16 February 2006 28 December 2008
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg.png Zimbabwe 6 6 0 0 0 15 October 2011 15 October 2011
vs Associate Members
Flag of Kenya.svg.png Kenya 1 1 0 0 0 12 September 2007 12 September 2007
Flag of Namibia.svg.png Namibia 1 1 0 0 0 5 November 2021 5 November 2021
Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Netherlands 3 3 0 0 0 29 March 2014 29 March 2014
Flag of Scotland.svg.png Scotland 4 4 0 0 0 6 June 2009 6 June 2009
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