The Blackcaps started their 2019 World cup journey with a lot of promises and hopes from their fans. They began their journey with a bang and ended with a “Big Bang!” Their consecutive defeat in the final was traumatizing to everyone. However, we must have to say that New Zealand gave us some of the finest cricket show on earth and we are thankful to them for letting us see so. Today at Stakebd we are presenting here New Zealand‘s ICC CWC Report 2019.

New Zealand ICC CWC Report 2019


The Kiwis bulldozed over Sri Lanka in their first match of CWC19. They cornered their opponent within 29.2 overs and let them score only 136 runs which they obtained in just 16 overs without losing any wickets. Their confidence from the first match brought them 4 more victories, with just one match against India got abandoned due to rain. However, things flipped from the game against Pakistan and they started to lose again and again and again. After their defeat to England, it seemed like their semifinal dream is on the brink of destruction. However, luckily they won over Pakistan in the race to semifinal because they had a higher run rate than them.

As they were no 4 in the semi-final kist, they had to play with group champion in the knock-out stage. India was favorite in this session and beforehand it seemed like New Zealand won’t be able to climb over them. Nonetheless, based on their inner guts and expertise, there were able to win over them. All the credit should go to bowlers whose incredible effort stopped India from reaching into the final.

However, in the final game’s super dramatic super over New Zealand, got a target of 16 runs. They miraculously tied in it too. The game really could have gone either way in this point. But as they had less boundary count than England, they once again had to feel heartbroken.

Positive Side

New Zealand‘s strongest side of this world cup was their bowling department. Their bowlers bowled some of the extreme efficient overs in this session. They claimed 82 wickets and checked the runs under five in an over which was unmatched in this World Cup. Lockie Ferguson was their biggest wickets taker with 21 scalps just behind to Mitchell Starc. In the batting area, Captain Kane was amazing. He scored 578 runs in this World Cup with an average of 82.57. It is worthy to note though he alone scored 28.57% runs of New Zealand.

Needs to Improve

They did not bat very consistent. After Kane Williamson, their second productive batsmen was Tylor who scored only 350 runs. So yes, they need a couple of strong batsmen in their opening line up. Because, Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, and Henry Nicholls scored only three fifties between them and not a single century. If we consider other openers, such as Rohit Sharma and David Warner, New Zealand‘s output at the top was especially bleak, with a total of only 402 between their three openers.

Rising star

Lockie Ferguson

The 28 years old Lockie Ferguson is New Zealand‘s rising star in this 2019 World Cup. From his international cricket inauguration in 2016, he has evolved a lot and turned into a bowling menace to everyone. He can comfortably deliver pace well over 150 kilometers per hour. He was not afraid of delivering bouncers. It delivered a message to the batsman to feel not so comfortable up in the front. We hope Ferguson’s aura will glow more brightly in the upcoming days.

Batting Report of Lockie Ferguson
Match Name I R BF S/R 4s 6s No
NZ Vs SL 3rd Match 1 0 0 0 0 0
BAN Vs NZ 9th Match 1 4 3 133.33 1 0 1
AFG Vs NZ 13th Match 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
NZ Vs SA 25th Match 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
WI Vs NZ 29th Match 1 0 0 0 0 0
NZ Vs PAK 33rd Match 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
NZ Vs AUS 37th Match 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
IND Vs NZ 1st semi-final
1 0 0 0 0 0
NZ Vs ENG Final 1 0 0 0 0 0

Note: I: Innings,R: Runs, BF: Balls Faced, S/R: Strike Rate, 4’s: No. of 4’s, 6’s: No. of 6’s, No: Not Outs

Bowling Report of Lockie Ferguson
Match Name Wicts BB RC ER Mds Wds Nb 4s 6S C&B
NZ Vs SL 3rd Match 3 38 22 3.47 0 1 1 2 0 0
BAN Vs NZ 9th Match 1 60 40 4 1 5 0 3 0 0
AFG Vs NZ 13th Match 4 55 37 4.04 3 0 0 7 0 0
NZ Vs SA 25th Match 3 60 59 5.9 0 3 0 6 1 0
WI Vs NZ 29th Match 3 60 59 5.9 0 3 0 6 2 0
NZ Vs PAK 33rd Match 1 49 50 6.12 0 4 0 7 0 0
NZ Vs AUS 37th Match 2 60 49 4.9 0 0 0 7 0 0
IND Vs NZ semi-final 1 60 43 4.3 0 2 0 1 2 0
NZ Vs ENG Final 3 60 50 5 0 3 0 5 0 0

Note: Wkts: Wickets, BB: Balls Bowled, RC: Runs Conceded, E/R: Economy Rate, Mds: Maidens, Wds: Wides, Nb: No Balls, C & B: Caught and Bowled


Date Opponent Result
01 June 2019 Sri Lanka Won by 10 wickets
05 June 2019 Bangladesh Won by 2 wickets
08 June 2019 Afghanistan Won by 7 wickets
13 June 2019 India Match abandoned without toss (due to rain)
19 June 2019 South Africa Won by 4 wickets
22 June 2019 West Indies Won by 5 runs
26 June 2019 Pakistan Loss by 6 wickets
29 June 2019 Australia Loss by 86 runs
03 July 2019 England Loss by 119 runs
09 July 2019 India Won by 18 runs
14 July 2019 England Match tied (England won Super Over on boundary count)


Though New Zealand returned home heartbroken with two finals defeat in two editions, have demonstrated the country’s cricketing pedigree. We salute them for their bravery and showing every other nation to never let their dreams go away and never to lose faith. We hope good things will come on their way in the upcoming days.