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Home » Team Profiles » New Zealand Team World Cup History
New Zealand Team World Cup History

Cricket World Cup has not been a happy hunting ground for the Black Caps, as the New Zealand is called. In the eight World Cups that have happened so far, New Zealand has not reached the final of any.

1975 World Cup

The 1975 World Cup was participated by eight teams. Thanks to Glen Turner's heroics New Zealander did well enough to reach the semi-final against West Indies. In the match New Zealand was completely routed by West Indies, who went on to win the tournament.

1979 World Cup

The Prudential World Cup, as the tournament was also called, was a rerun of the world cup that preceded it in two ways- firstly because the cup went to West Indies again and secondly, New Zealand went home after the semi-final.

1983 World Cup

New Zealand had a disappointing time in 1983 World Cup. They made an early exit from the tournament without even making it to the semi-final this time. While New Zealand fans drew sorrowful sighs over the humiliating debacle, the Indian streets were swarmed by gyrating bodies of fans celebrating the World Cup triumph. The only consolation for New Zealand came in the form of Martin Crowe, who was in his early years of international cricket and performed well in the tournament.

1987 World Cup

This World Cup did not bring any joy to the New Zealand camp, which was without the services of Richard Hadlee. Perhaps the most disappointing moment in the tournament was the loss to Zimbabwe and the fact that the Cup went to the rivals Australia only exacerbated the despondency.

1992 World Cup

The 1992 World Cup was the closest New Zealand could get to smell the cup. From the present standpoint of present time, many New Zealanders ruefully remember the event as a wasted chance. Martin Crowe was at his best tournament and did enough to put his team in the semi final. So far Crowe's captaincy had been admirable but in the crunch match while the Pakistanis chased the total of 262, he sat at the dressing room nursing his injury and watched his deputy run out of ideas.

1996 World Cup

The World Cup was a disappointing one as New Zealand crashed out in the quarterfinals. Sri Lanka became the proud winners.

1999 World Cup

New Zealand tried it best to escape the notice of the gentle Precedence and even attempted sneaking into the finals when it was caught mid-air. New Zealand reached the semi-final but was thrashed badly by Pakistan for harboring silly hopes of making to the final.

2003 World Cup

2003 World Cup brought no end to New Zealand's World Cup woes as they finished a lowly fifth in the tournament. gives information on New Zealand Team World Cup History and other Team profiles.

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