New Zealand women's national cricket team

New Zealand
Flag of New Zealand.svg
Nickname White Ferns
Association New Zealand Cricket
ICC status Full member (1926)
ICC region East Asia-Pacific
Coach Haidee Tiffen
Captain Suzie Bates
First Test
New Zealand New Zealand vs. England 
( Christchurch; 16 February 1935)
First ODI
New Zealand New Zealand vs. Jamaica 
( Kew; 20 June 1973)
First T20I
New Zealand New Zealand vs. England 
( Hove; 5 August 2004)
World Cup
Appearances 10 (first in 1973)
Best result Champion ( 2000)
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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