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Top Ten Test-ODI-T20 Match Openers/ Middle Order Batsmen of New Zealand Cricket Team

by on December 31, 2010
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Top Ten Test Match Openers/ Middle Order Batsmen of New Zealand Cricket Team

New Zealand’s Test match openers and middle order batsmen are known as motivated and dedicated batsmen.  This team has a glorious and memorable history of Test match openers and middle order batsmen.  Martin Crowe is one of the classical Test match openers with a high Test score in his Test career. He came from a cricketing family; his father and brother were very good cricketers of their time. Martin Crowe is still at the first position with 299 runs in a Test match. Here is the list of the top ten Test match openers and middle order batsmen of New Zealand.

Batsman

Runs Year
Martin Crowe 299 31 Jan 1991
Stephen Fleming 274* 25 Apr 2003
Bryan Young 267* 7 Mar 1997
Stephen Fleming 262 27 Apr 2006
Glenn Turner 259 6 Apr 1972
Graham Dowling 239 22 Feb 1968
Bret Sutcliffe 230* 16 Dec 1955
Brendon McCullum 225 12 Nov 2010
Lou Vincent 224 11 Apr 2005
Glenn Turner 223* 16 Feb 1972

Top Ten ODI Match Openers/ Middle Order Batsmen of New Zealand Cricket Team

Openers and middle order batsmen have achieved laurels for the New Zealand cricket team in ODI matches. New Zealand’s cricket team has a very good batting line, especially in the form openers and middle order batsmen. Lou Vincent is one of New Zealand’s most refined players and has made 172 runs in an ODI match to be at the top on the board of top ten ODI openers/middle order batsmen of New Zealand. The remaining nine players with their individual ODI scores are mentioned in the list.

Batsman Runs Year
Lou Vincent 172 24 Aug 2005
GM Turner 171* 7 Jun 1975
BB McCullum 166 1 Jul 2008
JAH Marchal 161 1 Jul 2008
Nathan Astle 145* 10 Sep 2004
SB Styris 141 10 Feb 2003
GM Turner 140 20 Mar 1983
JM How 139 20 Feb 2008
SP Fleming 134* 16 Feb 2003
BB McCullum 131 6 Nov 2009

 

Top Ten T20 Match Openers/ Middle Order Batsmen of New Zealand Cricket Team

Since the introduction of the fast format Twenty 20 matches, New Zealand’s team has won many laurels in this format of cricket. Their Twenty 20 openers and middle order batsmen are counted amongst the world’s most seasoned and experienced openers and middle order batsmen of Twenty 20. Brendon McCullum, with his 116(not out) score, is at second place in the top five Twenty 20 openers and middle order batsmen of the world and at number one in the list of the top ten openers and middle order batsmen of New Zealand.

Batsman Runs Year
Brendon McCullum 116* 28 Feb 2010
Brendon McCullum 69* 27 Feb 2009
Jacob Oram 66* 11 Dec 2007
Scott Styris 66 17 Feb 2005
Ross Taylor 63 26 Dec 2008
Aaron Redmond 63 11 Jun 2009
Ross Taylor 62 15 Sep 2007
Jesse Ryder 62 28 Dec 2008
Jacob Oram 61 5 Feb 2008
Brendon McCullum 61 15 Feb 2009
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