New Zealand national cricket team

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New Zealand
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New Zealand silver fern cricket crest
Nickname(s)BLACKCAPS, Kiwis
Association New Zealand Cricket
Captain Kane Williamson
Coach Gary Stead
Test status acquired1930
International Cricket Council
ICC statusFull Member (1926)
ICC region East Asia-Pacific
ICC RankingsCurrent [1] Best-ever
Test 1st 1st(6 January 2021) [2]
ODI 3rd 2nd(8 February 2016) [3]
T20I 6th 1st (4 May 2016) [4]
First Testv. Flag of England.svg  England at Lancaster Park, Christchurch; 10–13 January 1930
Last Testv. Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan at Hagley Oval, Christchurch; 3–6 January 2021
Total [5] 446 105/175
(166 draws)
This year [6] 1 1/0 (0 draws)
One Day Internationals
First ODIv. Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan at Lancaster Park, Christchurch; 11 February 1973
Last ODIv. Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney; 13 March 2020
Total [7] 772 351/374
(7 ties, 40 no result)
This year [8] 0 0/0
(0 ties, 0 no result)
World Cup appearances12 (first in 1975 )
Best resultRunners-up (2015, 2019)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv. Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia at Eden Park, Auckland; 17 February 2005
Last T20Iv. Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan at McLean Park, Napier; 22 December 2020
Total [9] 137 65/60
(8 ties, 4 no results)
This year [10] 0 0/0
(0 ties, 0 no result)
T20 World Cup appearances6 (first in 2007 )
Best resultSemi-finals (2007 and 2016)
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Test kit

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ODI kit

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As of 6 January 2021

The New Zealand national cricket team represents New Zealand in men's international cricket. Nicknamed the Blackcaps, they played their first Test in 1930 against England in Christchurch, becoming the fifth country to play Test cricket. From 1930 New Zealand had to wait until 1956, more than 26 years, for its first Test victory, against the West Indies at Eden Park in Auckland. [11] They played their first ODI in the 1972–73 season against Pakistan in Christchurch.


The current captain in all formats of the game is Kane Williamson, who replaced Brendon McCullum after the latter's retirement in December 2015. The national team is organised by New Zealand Cricket.

The New Zealand cricket team became known as the Blackcaps in January 1998, after its sponsor at the time, Clear Communications, held a competition to choose a name for the team. [12] This is one of many national team nicknames related to the All Blacks.

As of 6 December 2020, New Zealand have played 1348 international matches, winning 516, losing 608, tying 15 and drawing 166 matches while 44 matches ended as no result. The team is ranked 1st in Tests, 3rd in ODIs and 6th in T20Is by the ICC. [13] New Zealand have reached two World Cup finals, in 2015 and 2019. They defeated South Africa in the semi final of the 2015 World Cup, which was their first win in the a world cup semi final, but they ultimately lost to Trans-Tasman rivals Australia. [14] In the next World Cup in 2019, New Zealand again reached the final which they lost to the hosts England on boundary count after the match and the subsequent Super Over both ended as ties. [15] [16] [17] [18]


Beginnings of cricket in New Zealand

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 HMS Beagle called into 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: [19]

several young men redeemed by the missionaires from slavery were employed on the farm. In the evening I saw a party of them at cricket.

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 New Zealand. England sent 6 teams, Australia 15 and one from Fiji.

First national team

On 15–17 February 1894 the first team representing New Zealand played New South Wales at Lancaster Park in Christchurch. New South Wales won by 160 runs. New South Wales returned again in 1895–96 and New Zealand 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 New Zealand from a thrashing in the first match, but not the second, which New Zealand lost by an innings and 358 runs – currently the second largest defeat in New Zealand first-class history.

Inter-war period

In 1927 NZ toured England. They played 26 first-class matches, mostly against county sides. They won seven matches, including those against Worcestershire, Glamorgan, Somerset and Derbyshire. On the strength of the performances of this tour New Zealand was granted Test status.

In 1929/30 the M.C.C toured NZ and played 4 Tests all of 3 days in duration. New Zealand lost its first Test match but drew the next 3. In the second Test Stewie Dempster and Jackie Mills put on 276 for the first wicket. This is still the highest partnership for New Zealand against England. New Zealand first played South Africa in 1931–32 in a three match series but were unable to secure Test matches against any teams other than England before World War II ended all Test cricket for 7 years. A Test tour by Australia, planned for February and March 1940, was cancelled after the outbreak of the war. [20] [21] [22]

After World War II

New Zealand's first Test after the war was against Australia in 1945/46. This game was not considered a "Test" at the time but it was granted Test status retrospectively by the International Cricket Council in March 1948. The New Zealand players who appeared in this match probably did not appreciate this move by the ICC as New Zealand were dismissed for 42 and 54. The New Zealand Cricket Council's unwillingness to pay Australian players a decent allowance to tour New Zealand ensured that this was the only Test Australia played against New Zealand between 1929 and 1972.

In 1949 New Zealand sent one of its best ever sides to England. It contained Bert Sutcliffe, Martin Donnelly, John R. Reid and Jack Cowie. However, 3-day Test matches ensured that all 4 Tests were drawn. Many have regarded the 1949 tour of England among New Zealand's best ever touring performances. All four tests were high-scoring despite being draws and Martin Donnelly's 206 at Lord's hailed as one of the finest innings ever seen there. [23] Despite being winless, New Zealand did not lose a test either. Prior to this, only the legendary 1948 Australian team, led by the great Don Bradman, had achieved this.

New Zealand played its first matches against the West Indies in 1951–52, and Pakistan and India in 1955/56.

In 1954/55 New Zealand recorded the lowest ever innings total, 26 against England. The following season New Zealand achieved its first Test victory. The first 3 Tests of a 4 Test series were won easily by the West Indies but New Zealand won the fourth to notch up its first Test victory. It had taken them 45 matches and 26 years to attain.

9, 10, 12, 13 March 1956
255 all out (166.5 overs)
John R. Reid 84
Tom Dewdney 5/21 (19.5 overs)
145 all out (78.3 overs)
Hammond Furlonge 64
Harry Cave 4/22 (27.3 overs)
157 all out (80 overs)
Sammy Guillen 41
Denis Atkinson 7/53 (40 overs)
77 all out (45.1 overs)
Everton Weekes 31
Harry Cave 4/21 (13.1 overs)
New Zealand won by 190 runs
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: Clyde Harris (NZL) and Terry Pearce (NZL)
  • New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat

In the next 20 years New Zealand won only seven more Tests. For most of this period New Zealand lacked a class bowler to lead their attack although they had two excellent batsmen in Bert Sutcliffe and Glenn Turner and a great all-rounder in John R. Reid.

Reid captained New Zealand on a tour to South Africa in 1961–62 where the five test series was drawn 2–2. The victories in the third and fifth tests were the first overseas victories New Zealand achieved. Reid scored 1,915 runs in the tour, setting a record for the most runs scored by a touring batsman of South Africa as a result. [24]

New Zealand won their first test series in their three match 1969/70 tour of Pakistan 1–0. [25]

1970 to 2000

Scoreboard - Basin ReserveFebruary 1978. NZ's first win over England Scoreboard - NZ v England, Wellington, February 1978.jpg
Scoreboard - Basin ReserveFebruary 1978. NZ's first win over England

In 1973 Richard Hadlee debuted and the rate at which New Zealand won Tests picked up dramatically. Hadlee was one of the best pace bowlers of his generation, playing 86 Tests for New Zealand, before he retired in 1990. Of the 86 Tests that Hadlee played in New Zealand won 22 and lost 28. In 1977/78 New Zealand won its first Test against England, at the 48th attempt. Hadlee took 10 wickets in the match.

During the 1980s New Zealand also had the services of one of its best ever batsman, Martin Crowe and a number of good players such as John Wright, Bruce Edgar, John F. Reid, Andrew Jones, Geoff Howarth, Jeremy Coney, Ian Smith, John Bracewell, Lance Cairns, Stephen Boock, and Ewen Chatfield, who were capable of playing the occasional match winning performance and consistently making a valuable contribution to a Test match.

The best example of New Zealand's two star players (R. Hadlee and M. Crowe) putting in match winning performances and other players making good contributions is New Zealand versus Australia, 1985 at Brisbane. In Australia's first innings Hadlee took 9–52. In New Zealand's only turn at bat, M Crowe scored 188 and John F. Reid 108. Edgar, Wright, Coney, Jeff Crowe, V. Brown, and Hadlee scored between 17 and 54*. In Australia's second innings, Hadlee took 6–71 and Chatfield 3–75. New Zealand won by an innings and 41 runs.

8–12 November 1985
179 (76.4 overs)
Kepler Wessels 70 (186)
Richard Hadlee 9/52 (23.4 overs)
553/7d (161 overs)
Martin Crowe 188 (328)
Greg Matthews 3/110 (31 overs)
333 (116.5 overs
Allan Border 152* (301)
Richard Hadlee 6/71 (28.5 overs)
New Zealand won by an innings and 41 runs
The Gabba, Brisbane
Umpires: Tony Crafter (Aus) and Dick French (Aus)
Player of the match: Richard Hadlee (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.

One-day cricket also gave New Zealand a chance to compete more regularly than Test cricket with the better sides in world cricket. In one-day cricket a batsman does not need to score centuries to win games for his side and bowlers do not need to bowl the opposition out. One-day games can be won by one batsman getting a 50, a few others getting 30s, bowlers bowling economically and everyone fielding well. These were requirements New Zealand players could consistently meet and thus developed a good one-day record against all sides.

Perhaps New Zealand's most infamous one-day match was the "under arm" match against Australia at the MCG in 1981. Requiring six runs to tie the match off the final ball, Australian captain Greg Chappell instructed his brother Trevor to "bowl" the ball underarm along the wicket to prevent New Zealand batsman Brian McKechnie from hitting a six. The Australian umpires ruled the move as legal even though to this day many believe it was one of the most unsporting decisions made in cricket.

When New Zealand next played in the tri-series in Australia in 1983, Lance Cairns became a cult hero for his one-day batting. In one match against Australia, he hit six sixes at the MCG, one of the world's largest grounds. Few fans remember that New Zealand lost this game by 149 runs. However, Lance's greatest contribution to New Zealand cricket was his son Chris Cairns.

Chris Cairns made his debut one year before Hadlee retired in 1990. Cairns, one of New Zealand's best all-rounders, led the 1990s bowling attack with Danny Morrison. Stephen Fleming, New Zealand's most prolific scorer, led the batting and the team into the 21st century. Nathan Astle and Craig McMillan also scored plenty of runs for New Zealand, but both retired earlier than expected.

Daniel Vettori made his debut as an 18-year-old in 1997, and when he took over from Fleming as captain in 2007 he was regarded as the best spinning all-rounder in world cricket. On 26 August 2009, Daniel Vettori became the eighth player and second left-arm bowler (after Chaminda Vaas) in history to take 300 wickets and score 3000 test runs, joining the illustrious club. Vettori decided to take an indefinite break from international short form cricket in 2011 but continued to represent New Zealand in Test cricket and returned for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

On 4 April 1996, New Zealand achieved a unique world record, where the whole team was adjudged Man of the Match for team performance against 4 run victory over the West Indies. This is recorded as the only time where whole team achieved such an award. [26] [27] [28]

3 April 1996
New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand.svg
158 (35.5 overs)
WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies
154 (49.1 overs)
Craig Spearman 41 (39)
Laurie Williams 3/16 (4.5 overs)
Roland Holder 49* (86)
Chris Cairns 2/17 (5.1 overs)
New Zealand won by 4 runs
Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana
Umpires: Clyde Duncan (WI) and Eddie Nicholls (WI)
Player of the match: New Zealand
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to field.

21st century

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New Zealand started the new millennium by winning the 2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy in Kenya to claim their first ICC tournament. They started with a 64-run win over Zimbabwe then proceeded to beat Pakistan by 4 wickets in the semi-final. In the final against India, Chris Cairns scored an unbeaten 102 in New Zealand's run chase helping them win the tournament.

15 October 2000
India  Flag of India.svg
264/6 (50 overs)
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
265/6 (49.4 overs)
Sourav Ganguly 117 (130)
Scott Styris 2/53 (10 overs)
Chris Cairns 102* (113)
Venkatesh Prasad 3/27 (7 overs)
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and David Shepherd (Eng)
Player of the match: Chris Cairns (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • New Zealand won the 2000 ICC Knockout Trophy.

Shane Bond played 17 Tests for NZ between 2001 and 2007 but missed far more through injury. When fit, he added a dimension to the NZ bowling attack that had been missing since Hadlee retired.

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The New Zealand team celebrating a dismissal in 2009

The rise of the financial power of the BCCI had an immense effect on NZ cricket and its players. The BCCI managed to convince other boards not to pick players who had joined the rival Twenty-20 Indian Cricket League. NZ Cricket lost the services of Shane Bond, Lou Vincent, Andre Adams, Hamish Marshall and Daryl Tuffey. The money to be made from Twenty-20 cricket in India may have also induced players, such as Craig McMillan and Scott Styris (from Test cricket) to retire earlier than they would have otherwise. After the demise of the Indian Cricket League Bond and Tuffey again played for New Zealand.

Vettori stood down as Test captain in 2011 leading to star batsman Ross Taylor to take his place. Taylor led New Zealand for a year which included a thrilling win in a low scoring Test match against Australia in Hobart, their first win over Australia since 1993. In 2012/13 Brendon McCullum became captain and new players such as Kane Williamson, Corey Anderson, Doug Bracewell, Trent Boult and Jimmy Neesham emerged as world-class performers. McCullum captained New Zealand to series wins against the West Indies and India in 2013/14 and both Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 2014/15 increasing New Zealand's rankings in both Test and ODI formats. In the series against India McCullum scored 302 at Wellington to become New Zealand's first Test triple centurion.

In early 2015 New Zealand made the final of the Cricket World Cup, going through the tournament undefeated until the final, where they lost to Australia by seven wickets. [29]

In 2015 the New Zealand national cricket team played under the name of Aotearoa for their first match against Zimbabwe to celebrate Māori Language Week. [30]

In mid-2015 New Zealand toured England, [31] performing well, drawing the Test series 1–1, and losing the One Day series, 2–3.

From October to November 2015, and in February 2016, New Zealand played Australia in two Test Series, in three and two games a piece

With a changing of an era in the Australian team, New Zealand was rated as a chance of winning especially in New Zealand. New Zealand lost both series by 2-Nil [32]

International grounds

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Locations of all stadiums which have hosted an international cricket match within New Zealand since 2018

Current squad

Players in bold have a contract for the 2020–21 season.

NameAgeBatting StyleBowling StyleDomestic TeamFormatsShirtNotes
Devon Conway 29Left HandedRight Arm Medium Wellington T20I88
Martin Guptill 34Right HandedRight Arm Off Spin Auckland ODI, T20I31
Colin Munro 33Left HandedRight Arm Medium Auckland T20I82
Henry Nicholls 29Left HandedRight Arm Off Spin Canterbury Test, ODI86
Glenn Phillips 24Right HandedRight Arm Off Spin Auckland T20I23
Ross Taylor 36Right HandedRight Arm Off Spin Central Districts Test, ODI, T20I3
Kane Williamson 30Right HandedRight Arm Off Spin Northern Districts Test, ODI, T20I22Captain
Will Young 28Right HandedRight Arm Off Spin Central Districts Test32
Wicket Keeper Batsman
Tom Latham 28Left HandedRight Arm Medium Canterbury Test, ODI48Test, ODI Vice Captain
Tim Seifert 26Right Handed Northern Districts T20I43
BJ Watling 35Right HandedRight Arm Off Spin Northern Districts Test47
Tom Blundell 30Right HandedRight Arm Off Spin Wellington Test, ODI66
All Rounders
Colin de Grandhomme 34Right HandedRight Arm Fast Medium Northern Districts Test, ODI, T20I77
Daryl Mitchell 29Right HandedRight Arm Medium Northern Districts Test, T20I75
James Neesham 30Left HandedRight Arm Fast Medium Wellington ODI, T20I59
Mitchell Santner 28Left Handed Slow Left Arm Orthodox Northern Districts ODI, T20I74
Spin Bowlers
Ajaz Patel 32Left HandedLeft Arm Slow Left Arm Orthodox Central Districts Test24
Ish Sodhi 28Right HandedRight Arm Leg Spin Northern Districts ODI, T20I61
William Somerville 36Right HandedRight Arm Off Spin Auckland Test28
Pace Bowlers
Trent Boult 31Right HandedLeft Arm Fast Medium Northern Districts Test, ODI, T20I18
Lockie Ferguson 29Right HandedRight Arm Fast Auckland ODI, T20I26
Matt Henry 29Right HandedRight Arm Fast Medium Canterbury ODI21
Kyle Jamieson 26Right HandedRight Arm Fast Medium Auckland Test, ODI, T20I12
Tim Southee 32Right HandedRight Arm Medium Fast Northern Districts Test, ODI, T20I38T20I Vice Captain
Neil Wagner 34Left HandedLeft Arm Fast Medium Northern Districts Test10

Coaching staff

Team colours

PeriodKit manufacturerSponsor (chest)Sponsor (sleeves)
1980-1989 Adidas
1990 DB Draught
1992 ISC
1993-1994 Bank of New Zealand
1995-1996 DB Draught
1997 Bank of New Zealand
1998 Canterbury TelstraClear
1999 Asics
2000WStar TelstraClear
2001-2005 National Bank of New Zealand TelstraClear
2009 Dheeraj & East Coast
2010 Canterbury
2011-2014 Ford
2015-2016 ANZ
2017 ANZ

New Zealand's kit is manufactured by Canterbury of New Zealand, who replaced previous manufacturer WStar in 2009. When playing Test cricket, New Zealand's cricket whites feature logo of the sponsors Gillette on the left of the shirt, the ANZ logo on the left sleeve and on the middle of the shirt and the Canterbury logo on the right sleeve. New Zealand fielders may wear a black cap (in the style of a baseball cap rather than the baggy cap worn by some teams) or a white sun hat with the New Zealand Cricket logo in the middle. Helmets are also coloured black (although until 1996, they used to be white with the silver fern logo encased in a black circle).

In limited overs cricket, New Zealand's ODI and Twenty20 shirts feature the ANZ logo across the centre, with the silver fern badge on the left of the shirt, Canterbury logo on the right sleeve and the Ford logo on the right. In ODIs, the kit comprises a black shirt with blue accents and black trousers, whilst the Twenty20 kit comprises a beige shirt with black accents and black trousers. In ICC limited-overs tournaments, a modified kit design is used with sponsor's logos moving to the sleeve and 'NEW ZEALAND' printed across the front.

In ODI, New Zealand wore Beige and brown between 1980 World Series Cricket and 1988 World Series Cricket. The 1983–1984 version was made popular by the Black Caps supporter group Beige Brigade, who sells the version of this uniform to the general public together with a "moral contract" which explains the expectations that come with being a Beige Brigadier. and was also worn in the inaugural Twenty20 international between New Zealand and Australia. Between 1991 and 1997 grey or silver (with some splashes of black or white) was worn instead. Until 2000, the ODI uniform was teal with black accents.

Previous suppliers were Adidas (World Series Cricket 1980–1990), ISC (World Cup World Cup 1992 and 1996, World Series 1993–97) Canterbury (1998–1999), Asics (who supplied all the 1999 Cricket World Cup participating teams) and WStar (2000–2009).

Previous sponsors were DB Draught (1990–1994 in the front, 1995–1997 in the sleeve), Bank of New Zealand (1993–94 and 1997–99 in the front), Clear Communications, later TelstraClear (1997–2000 in the front, 2001–2005 in the sleeve), National Bank of New Zealand (2000–2014) and Dheeraj and East Coast (2009–2010), [35] since 2014 ANZ is the current sponsor, due to National Bank's rebranding as ANZ. Amul became the new sponsor in May 2017 for the ICC CT17. [36]

Trophy/Cup records

ICC Cricket World Cup

ICC Cricket World Cup record
Host(s) & YearI Round (Group/League/Pool)II Round (QF, S6,S8)Semi-finalsFinalPosition
Flag of England.svg 1975 2/4321004Top two teams in each group progressed to the semi-finals Lost by 5 wickets Did not qualify4/8
Flag of England.svg 1979 2/4321008 Lost by 9 runs 3/8
Flag of England.svg & Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg 1983 3/4633006Top two teams in each group progressed to the semi-finalsDid not qualify5/8
Flag of India.svg & Flag of Pakistan.svg 1987 3/46240086/8
Flag of Australia (converted).svg & Flag of New Zealand.svg 1992 1/98710014Top four teams in the league stage progressed to the semi-finals Lost by 4 wickets Did not qualify3/9
Flag of India.svg , Flag of Pakistan.svg & Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 1996 3/6532006 Lost by 6 wickets Did not qualify7/12
Flag of England.svg , Flag of Scotland.svg , Flag of Ireland.svg , Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg & Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1999 3/65320064/63110/125 Lost by 9 wickets Did not qualify4/12
Flag of South Africa.svg , Flag of Zimbabwe.svg & Flag of Kenya.svg 2003 3/764200165/6312048Did not qualify5/14
WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2007 1/43300063/86420210 Lost by 81 runs Did not qualify3/16
Flag of India.svg , Flag of Sri Lanka.svg & Flag of Bangladesh.svg 2011 4/7642008 Won by 49 runs Lost by 5 wickets 4/14
Flag of Australia (converted).svg & Flag of New Zealand.svg 2015 1/66600012 Won by 143 runs Won by 4 wickets Lost by 7 wickets 2/14
Flag of England.svg & Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg 2019 4/109530111Top four teams in the league stage progressed to the semi-finals Won by 18 runs Lost by 9 boundaries 2/10
Flag of India.svg 2023 Yet to qualify
As of 15 July 2019

ICC T20 World Cup

ICC T20 World Cup record
Host(s) & YearGroup stageSuper 8/10/12 stageSemi-finalsFinalFinal Position
Flag of South Africa.svg 2007 2/321100022/43210004 Lost by 6 wickets Did not qualify4/12
Flag of England.svg 2009 2/321100023/43120002Did not qualify5/12
WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2010 1/322000043/431200025/12
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2012 2/321100024/430102007/12
Flag of Bangladesh.svg 2014 Automatically progressed to the Super 10 stage3/542200046/16
Flag of India.svg 2016 Automatically progressed to the Super 10 stage1/54400008 Lost by 7 wickets Did not qualify3/16
Flag of India.svg 2021 Qualified
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2022 Qualified
As of August, 2020

ICC World Test Championship

ICC World Test Championship record
Final Host(s) & YearLeague stageFinalFinal Position
PosSeriesMatchesPCPCTRpW RatioPts
Flag of England.svg 2019-21 2/953111174006000.7001.281420T.B.D.T.B.D.
Last updated: 25 January 2021 [37]

* – Indication that team is currently playing a test match/series.

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

ICC KnockOut Trophy record
Host(s) & YearPre-Quarter finalsQuarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinalFinal Position
Flag of Bangladesh.svg 1998 beat ZIM by 5 wickets Lost to SL by 5 wickets Did not qualify7/9
Flag of Kenya.svg 2000 Bye beat ZIM by 64 runs beat PAK by 4 wickets beat IND by 4 wickets 1/11
ICC Champions Trophy record
Host(s) & YearGroup stageSemi-finalsFinalFinal Position
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2002 2/3211000.0302Did not qualify8/12
Flag of England.svg 2004 2/3211001.60325/12
Flag of India.svg 2006 2/4321000.5724 Lost to AUS by 34 runs Did not qualify4/10
Flag of South Africa.svg 2009 1/4321000.7824 beat PAK by 5 wickets Lost to AUS by 6 wickets 2/8
Flag of England.svg 2013 3/4311010.7773Did not qualify5/8
Flag of England.svg 2017 4/430201−1.05818/8
In April 2018, the ICC announced that the tournament was scrapped, keeping in line their goal of having only one pinnacle tournament for each of the three formats in international cricket.

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games record
YearRoundPositionPlayedWonLostTieN/RWin %
Flag of Malaysia.svg 1998 Semi-finalists (Bronze Medal)3/165410080 %
OverallSemi-finals (bronze medal)3rd5410080 %

World Championship of Cricket

World Championship of Cricket record
YearRoundPositionPlayedWonLostTieN/RWin %
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1985 Semi-finals4/73110150 %
OverallSemi-finals4th3110150 %

Austral-Asia Cup

Result summary

Test matches

Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1946-20202431560.2012.5062.5025.00608341800.2313.3356.6630.00
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 2001-2019870187.500.0012.50151203080.000.0020.00
Flag of England.svg  England 1930-20193752390.2113.5162.1624.3210511484600.2210.4745.7143.80
Flag of India.svg  India 1955-20202161140.5428.5752.3819.045912212600.5720.3335.5944.06
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 1955-20212451360.3820.8354.1625.006014252100.5623.3341.6635.00
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1932-20171601330.0081.2518.7520.00454251600.168.8855.5535.55
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 1983-2019177461.7541.1723.5235.29361691101.7744.4425.0030.55
WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies 1952-2020188641.3344.4433.3322.224917131901.3034.6926.5338.77
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 1992-20161070370.000.0030.00171106064.700.0035.29
Last updated: 6 January 2021 Source:ESPNCricInfo

ODI matches

Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan 2015-201902200000100.00
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1974-2019163940.3318.7556.2525.001373991000730.00
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 1990-201986203.0075.0025.000.00352510000071.42
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 2003-201103300000100.00
East Africa Cricket Team Flag.png East Africa 1975-197501100000100.00
Flag of England.svg  England 1973-2019187830.8738.8844.4416.66914341201451.14
Flag of India.svg  India 1975-2020155820.6333.3353.3313.331094955100547.14
Cricket Ireland flag.svg  Ireland 2007-201704400000100.00
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2007-201102200000100.00
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 1996-199601100000100.00
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 1973-20191910721.4252.6336.8410.521074855100346.63
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 1999-201503300000100.00
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1992-2019102800.2020.0080.000.00712541000537.87
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 1979-2019158342.6653.3320.0026.66994941100854.39
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg UAE 1996-199601100000100.00
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2004-200401100000100.00
WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies 1975-2019114610.6636.3654.549.09652830000748.27
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 1987-201596213.0066.6622.2211.1138279100174.32
Last updated: 11 February 2020. Source:ESPNCricInfo

* Only bilateral series wherein a minimum of 2 matches were played have been included here. One-off matches are not credited as a bilateral series.

* "Tie+W" and "Tie+L" indicates matches tied and then won or lost in a tiebreaker such as a bowlout or one-over-eliminator ("Super Over").

* The win percentage excludes no results and counts ties (irrespective of a tiebreaker) as half a win.

* Forfeited matches are not included.

T20I matches

Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2005-201810010.000.000.00100.0091710016.66
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 2010-20171100100.000.000.00770000100.00
Flag of England.svg  England 2007-201841300.3325.0075.000.002171201137.50
Flag of India.svg  India 2007-202053201.5060.0040.000.00168602056.25
Cricket Ireland flag.svg  Ireland 2009-20090110000100.00
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2007-20070110000100.00
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 2014-20140110000100.00
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 2007-202073311.0042.8542.8514.2824101400041.66
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 2009-20090110000100.00
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 2005-201730210.000.0066.6633.331541100026.66
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 2006-201963123.0050.0016.6633.331910701158.33
WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies 2006-202063123.0050.0016.6633.33168312167.85
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 2010-20152200100.000.000.00660000100.00
Last updated: 22 December 2020. Source:ESPNCricInfo

* Only bilateral series wherein a minimum of 2 matches were played have been included here. One-off matches are not credited as a bilateral series.

* "Tie+W" and "Tie+L" indicates matches tied and then won or lost in a tiebreaker such as a bowlout or one-over-eliminator ("Super Over")

* The win percentage excludes no results and counts ties (irrespective of a tiebreaker) as half a win.


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