West Indies vs New Zealand Head to Head

Last Modified Aug 23, 2022 09:31 IST
FormatTestODI T20I
Matches Played306819
West Indies Won13314
New Zealand Won173010


Table of Contents


  1. West Indies vs New Zealand Head to Head Stats - Tests
  2. West Indies vs New Zealand Head to Head Stats - ODIs
  3. West Indies vs New Zealand Head to Head Stats - T20Is


The first WI vs NZ head-to-head fixture was played around 68 years ago in Christchurch. The team from the Caribbean emerged victorious in that encounter. Since that match, both sides have faced each other 117 times across all the formats. The Kiwis have a slight edge in the longest and the shortest formats whereas the West Indians have a small advantage in the ODIs.


West Indies vs New Zealand Head to Head Stats - Tests


They played their first Test match against each other from 8 to 12 February 1952 at Christchurch. West Indies cricket team won that match by 5 wickets. The first Test victory for New Zealand in this rivalry came four years later at Auckland. From late 1990s, the Kiwis have heavily dominated in Tests, winning 17 matches and losing only 13.


Matches Played30
West Indies Won13
New Zealand Won17
Tied0
Draw0
%WI43.33
%NZ56.66
%Draw0
First Played8 February 1952
Last PlayedAugust 2022


West Indies vs New Zealand Head to Head Stats - ODIs


In ODIs, the West Indies team heavily dominated this rivalry from the 1970s to the late 1990s. The Kiwis started to show their strength in the early 2000s. The West Indian team was not able to show the dominance that they had in the earlier days but was still able to win some matches in between. Due to their superior performance in the last five to six years, the Kiwis have really cut into the deficit and now trail by only 2 wins.


Matches Played68
West Indies Won31
New Zealand Won30
Tied0
No Result0
%WI45.58
%NZ44.11
First Played18 June 1975
Last PlayedAugust 2022


West Indies vs New Zealand Head to Head Stats - T20Is


Despite having the firepower in their squad, the West Indians trail the Black Caps by 4 wins to 10 wins. They had their first T20I encounter in 2006 and the second one two years later, both in Auckland. Both these matches were in a tie in the normal overs and had to be decided by the bowl-out in 2006 and the one-over eliminator in 2008.


Matches Played19
West Indies Won4
New Zealand Won10
Tied3
No Result2
%WI21.05
%NZ52.63
First Played16 February 2006
Last PlayedAugust 2022


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