Sunday, 23 September 2007

Ben on...losing the tournament in the semis

Here is a list of world championship semi-finals New Zealand has played:

World Cup: 1975, 1979, 1992, 1999, 2007; Champions Trophy: 2000, 2006; T20 Championship: 2007

Eight semis. We have gone on to appear in only one final, the 2000 Champions Trophy, which we won.

It would seem that if we could just break through that semi-final barrier, nothing can stop us winning the tournament.

1 comment:

Stuart said...

New Zealand do exceptionally well in cricket for the size of their country. If you compare their population to the rest of the cricketing world, the Kiwis punch way above their weight. The next smallest populations are Australia and Sri Lanka with 15-20 million people.

To make the semi-finals of major tournaments so often is actually a great achievement.