New Zealand women's national cricket team

New Zealand
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Nickname(s) White Ferns
Association New Zealand Cricket
Captain Suzie Bates
Coach Haidee Tiffen
International Cricket Council
ICC status Full member (1926)
ICC region East Asia-Pacific
Test Matches
First Test New Zealand New Zealand vs. England 
( Christchurch; 16 February 1935)
One-Day Internationals
First ODI New Zealand New Zealand vs. Jamaica 
( Kew; 20 June 1973)
World Cup Appearances 10 (first in 1973)
Best result Champion ( 2000)
T20 Internationals
First T20I New Zealand New Zealand vs. England 
( Hove; 5 August 2004)
World Twenty20 Appearances 4 (first in 2009)
Best result Runner-up ( 2009, 2010)
As of 25 November 2015

The New Zealand women's national cricket team, nicknamed the White Ferns, represents New Zealand in international women's cricket. One of eight teams competing in the ICC Women's Championship (the highest level of international women's cricket), the team is organised by New Zealand Cricket, a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

New Zealand made its Test debut in 1935, against England, becoming the third team to play at that level. With Australia and England, New Zealand is one of only three teams to have participated in all ten editions of the Women's Cricket World Cup. The team has made the final of the tournament on four occasions, winning in 2000 and placing second in 1993, 1997, and 2009. At the Women's World Twenty20, New Zealand were runners-up in 2009 and 2010, but are yet to win the event.

Tournament history

World Cup

  • 1973: 3rd place
  • 1978: 3rd place
  • 1982: 3rd place
  • 1988: 3rd place
  • 1993: Runners up
  • 1997: Runners up
  • 2000: Champions
  • 2005: Semi Finals
  • 2009: Runners up
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