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New Zealand
200px-New Zealand Cricket Cap Insignia.svg
Test status granted 1930
First Test match v England at Christchurch, 10–13 January 1930
Captain Brendon McCullum
Coach Mike Hesson
Official ICC Test ranking 5th
Official ICC ODI Ranking 6th
Test matches
- this year
399
1
Last Test match 2nd Test v Sri Lanka, 3–7 January 2015
Wins/losses
- this year
80/160
1/0

The New Zealand cricket team, nicknamed the "Black Caps", are the national cricket team representing New Zealand. They played their first Test in 1930 against England in Christchurch, becoming the fifth country to play Test cricket. It took the team until 1955–56 to win a Test, against the West Indies at Eden Park in Auckland. They played their first ODI in the 1972–73 season against Pakistan in Christchurch.

The current Test, One-day and Twenty20 captain is Brendon McCullum. McCullum replaced Ross Taylor who replaced Daniel Vettori after Vettori stepped down following the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Vettori had replaced New Zealand's most successful captain, Stephen Fleming, who led New Zealand to 28 Test victories, more than twice as many as any other New Zealand captain. The national team is organised by New Zealand Cricket.

As of January 2015, New Zealand have played 399 Test matches, winning 80, losing 160 and drawing 159.

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