New Zealand Cricket Team

New Zealand has a long Cricket history. The New Zealand team is popularly famous as the Black Caps. Cricket World Cup has not been a happy ground for the NewZealand or black cap team. In the eight World Cups that have happened so far, New Zealand has not reached the final round of any.
1975 World Cup : The 1975 World Cup was participated teams was eight. 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 exit the ground after the semi-final.

1983 World Cup : 1983 World Cup had a very disappointing time. They made a very early exit from the tournament without even making it to the semi-final this time. The only comfort for New Zealand came in the form of Martin Crowe, who was in his early years of international cricket and performed good in the tournament.

1987 World Cup : This World Cup did not bring any happiness to the New Zealand camp, which was without the services of Richard Hadlee. Perhaps the most disappointing occasion 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 very closest New Zealand could get to reach the cup. Martin Crowe was at his most excellent tournament and did enough to put his team in the semi final. So far Crowe's captaincy had been admirable but in the difficult match while the Pakistanis chased the total of 262.

1996 World Cup : The World Cup was also a disappointing one as New Zealand crashed out in the quarterfinals. Sri Lanka became the unbeaten winners.
1999 World Cup : New Zealand reached the again semi-final but was defeated 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 poor fifth in the tournament.
2007 World Cup : The ninth ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 in West Indies would be largest edition of this world championship. It was the largest edition of this world championship. Under Stephen Fleming's captaincy, New Zealand was predicted as one of the most potential teams in this world today. But this time again black Caps had not get the credit of winning.
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