Kiwis have delivered sterling performance in T20 cricket matches as they have the required players to surprise the other teams. In recent years, the team has uplifted its performance to deliver best results in the upcoming tournaments. You can count the Kiwis out only at your own peril. In other words they can be considered as serious title contenders.
Participation of New Zealand Cricket Team in T20 World Cup
The team has participated in all T20 world cup held till now and are gearing up for the 7th one in 2021 in India.
T20 World Cup 2016 New Zealand Team Squad
Following is complete team squad of New Zealand for 2016 T20 world cup.
- Kane Williamson
- Ross Taylor
- Tim Southee
- Trent Boult
- Grant Elliott
- Martin Guptill
- Mitchell McClenaghan
- Nathan McCullum
- Colin Munro
- Luke Ronchi
- Corey Anderson
- Adam Milne
- Ish Sodhi
- Henry Nicholls
- Mitchell Santner
Check out T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule and download the fixtures in pdf format. New Zealand team squad for 2021 t20 wc is not yet announced. Hopefully it will be announced within few weeks.
Performance of New Zealand Team in T20 World Cup
In the inaugural edition of the world cup in 2007, New Zealand was place in group C along with Sri Lanka and Kenya. Of the two matches played, the team won against Kenya by 9 wickets and lost against Sri Lanka by 7 wickets.
The next tournament in 2009 in England saw kiwis pitted against South Africa and Scotland in the group D. It won the match against minnows Scotland by 7 wickets but lost to South Africa by just 1 run in a scintillating encounter. In the super 8 stage, New Zealand lost the match against Sri Lanka and Pakistan by 6 wickets and 48 runs respectively.
In the 2010 edition of the world cup, the Kiwis were in group B along with Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. They won all the 2 matches and progressed to super 8stage however they could only win one match while lost 2 against South Africa and England.
In the 2012 world cup in Sri Lanka, kiwis were placed in the Group D along with Pakistan and Bangladesh. It won the match against Bangladesh but lost to Pakistan by 50 runs. In super 8 new Zealand was unlucky as it lost two close encounters and couldn’t proceed to knock out stages.
In the T20 world cup 2014 in Bangladesh, New Zealand could not qualifies for semi finals.
In T20 world cup 2016, New Zealand played really well and went to the semi final match against England but unfortunately they could't win that match.
New Zealand in T20 world cup Semi Final
In the previous edition of T20 world cup in 2016, NZ team went to play their first semi final match against England.
New Zealand in T20 World Cup Final
They never played any final till date.