Today, the New Zealand cricket team was in the news for being able to defeat the Pakistani cricket team in a T20 cricket match.
But, Today we are going to discuss their team in general. Also known as the Kiwis or the black caps, the New Zealand cricket team played their first-ever international match against the English in 1930. But they had to wait for a long time for their first-ever test win (26 years). While they played their first-ever ODI match against Pakistan in 1972.
They reach the final of the 2019 ODI world cup. But, they lost to England in an exciting match which got tied in both the game and the super over. They lost by the number of boundaries that they scored.
The first match in New Zealand was played in the year 1844. Since then, they haven’t looked back ever and are considered to be amongst the best teams globally as of now. One of their best all-time bowlers was Richard Hadlee. Thanks to his great performance and bowling skills, New Zealand started to win a greater number of tests.
Another one of the great players of the New Zealand cricket team was batsman Martin Crowe. Daniel Vittori is another classic spinner who represented the Kiwi team. He also became the Kiwi captain at one point in time.
In the 2015 ICC ODI world cup, the team stayed undefeated and managed to reach the finals. Where they lost to Australians.
The team has played excellent cricket till now and we hope that they will keep doing it in the near future. As of now, they are engaged in a T20 series against rival Pakistan in which they have a lead over them (2-0). The team has many records to its name. We wish them all the best for the upcoming cricket that they are going to play against other fellow teams.