New Zealand Cricket Team for ICC World Cup

By | January 24, 2021

ICC World “the biggest festival of cricket” is here. 10 teams have qualified for ICC world cup 2021. But the winner will be only one. Competition is tough so does the journey to win the World cup. Experienced players are going to play against each other, which makes the ICC World Cup a worth to watch. New Zealand National cricket team is one of the qualified team.

The New Zealand national cricket team, nicknamed the Black Caps, is going to play there first match of ICC World Cup 2021 against Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. This team is at 4th position in ODI Team Ranking and have an ODI rating of 113. Kane Williamson is the captain of this team.

Coach Gary Stead said that “We’ve got a squad here of 15 players that we think can give us a really, really good chance of going far into the tournament. If we play close to our potential, then hopefully we can do New Zealand proud.”

The Black Caps has appeared six times in the semifinals of ICC World Cup.

The records and statistics of matches of New Zealand national cricket team is listed below.


                                                 Playing Record
Format M W L T D/NR Inaugural Match
Test matches 433 97 171 0 165 10–13 January 1930
One Day Internationals 758 342 370 6  40 11 February 1973
Twenty20 Internationals 118 57 53 5 3 17 February 2005

New Zealand has won none of the world cups. It was at 2-Runners up position for one time.

The New Zealand national cricket squad is selected with the strategy to win the world cup this time.

The players selected are as follows:

  1. Kane Williamson (capt)
  2. Tom Blundell
  3. Trent Boult
  4. Colin de Grandhomme
  5. Lockie Ferguson
  6. Martin Guptill
  7. Matt Henry
  8. Tom Latham
  9. Colin Munro
  10. Jimmy Neesham
  11. Henry Nicholls
  12. Mitchell Santner
  13. Ish Sodhi
  14. Tim Southee
  15. Ross Taylor

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