Past Performances

2007 Semifinalists
2009 Super Eight
2010 Super Eight
2012 Super Eight
New Zealand hosted the first ever Twenty20 International in February 2005, a 44-run defeat to Australia at Eden Park, Auckland. It reached the semi-final of the first ICC World Twenty20 in 2007 but has not progressed beyond the Super Eight stage since. In 2012 it suffered the heartbreak of tying both its Super Eight matches, against eventual finalists Sri Lanka and West Indies, and then losing both in the subsequent Super Overs. In the group stage, Brendon McCullum had hit what was then the highest score in a T20I, 123 made from only 58 balls. New Zealand beat West Indies 2-0 in a T20I series at home in January. It lost an ODI series 3-0 in Bangladesh in late 2013 but in January this year it beat 50-over world champion India 4-0 with one tie in a five-match ODI series at home. New Zealand won the second edition of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2000 and has reached the semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup six times, including the two most recent tournaments where it lost to Sri Lanka on both occasions. Captain Brendon McCullum is the leading batsman in Twenty20 Internationals with 1,959 runs (by the end of January) at a strike-rate of 135.57. McCullum is also the only man to have scored two T20I centuries and has featured in all but seven of New Zealand’s 71 Twenty20 Internationals.


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