New Zealand National Cricket Team is well known for its greatest batsman and captains; it has a total of 35 captains in all formats to this date which means the New Zealand cricket team focuses on stability on the leadership front. New Zealand National Cricket Team is nicknamed as Blackcaps or Kiwis. New Zealand National Cricket Team is a full member of the International Cricket Council since 1928 and is administered by the New Zealand cricket board.
10. Daniel Vettori
Daniel Vettori took over the captainship from Stephen Flemming, who is the longest-serving captain of the New Zealand national cricket team, so it was not an easy task for Vettori, who took over the captaincy and sustained the essence of the New Zealand cricket team in the world of cricket. His energy and dedication led him on the positive ladder of his career. He is an all-rounder, and his ODI debut was in 1997, against Sri Lanka.
9. John Wright
John Geoffrey Wright was born on 5th July 1954, former batsman and captain of the New Zealand national cricket team. Under his captainship, many players, including Ian Smith, Martin Snedden, and John Bracewell, got a chance to show their strength in the world of cricket. He retired in 1993, after which he coached the Indian National Cricket team, being the first foreign coach to it.
8. Martin Crowe
Martin David Crowe is very peculiar at making bold decisions and calculating gambles. Crowe is famous for breaking the stereotypic mentality regarding One Day International matches and has brought in a lot of new trends under his captaincy. He began to send Mark Greatbatch as an opening batsman for rapid starts or opening the bowling with off-spinner Dipak Patel. In the 1992 World Cup, Crowe was not only the captain but also the tournament-leading run-scorer with 456 runs and was named the player of the tournament.
7. Graham Dowling
Graham Thorne Dowling captained the New Zealand national cricket team in 19 consecutive Test matches between 1968 to 1972. Under his captainship, the New Zealand cricket team won several victories over India, Pakistan, and West Indies. In his first Test match as a captain, he made a nine-hour 239 runs that led to New Zealand's first victory against India.
6. Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor captained the New Zealand national cricket team for the first time in a One Day International match against Australia in Napier on 3rd March 2010. Taylor made 70 runs and the New Zealand national cricket team won by two wickets with four balls to spare. His ODI total runs are 8581, with a batting average of 48.20. He has performed as the national captain of the New Zealand cricket team for all formats.
5. Jeremy Coney
Under the captainship of Jeremy Vernon Coney, the New Zealand national cricket team lost only one test series against Pakistan. He was awarded the title of a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1984. He mainly used his medium-pace bowling in One Day International matches, where he yielded a maximum number of wickets.
4. Geoff Howarth
Geoffrey Philip Howarth got the captaincy of the New Zealand national cricket team when the team was looking to establish its identity. In his initial career, he spent most of the years in the shadow of his elder brother Headley and after that, he made his position in the world of cricket and became one of the best captains of the New Zealand national cricket team. . His remarkable contribution to the world of cricket earned hima promotion to Officer of the Order of the British Empire, in 1984.
3. Brendon McCullum
Brendon Barrie McCullum took the New Zealand national cricket team to the finals of the World Cup of 2015. This was all possible due to the never-giving attitude of McCullum; captainship brought the best out of him. He became the first New Zealander to score a triple century against India in 2014. He also holds a record for the fastest ever test century. He initiated a revolution in the New Zealand national cricket team with his attacking approach to the game. With his never-ending love for cricket McCullum is now the current coach of the New Zealand Cricket team.
2. Stephen Flemming
Stephen Paul Fleming captained the New Zealand national cricket team 80 times in Test matches, the third-most by a captain. Fleming took the position of captain of the New Zealand national cricket team at the age of 23. He is the only New Zealand cricket team captain to win an ICC trophy in 2000- the ICC Knockout trophy. He retired in 2008, and now is currently the coach of Chennai Super Kings in IPL.
1. Kane Williamson
Kane Stuart Williamson was born on 8 August 1990. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional off-spin bowler and the current captain of the New Zealand national cricket team. He acquired the position of captain of the New Zealand national cricket team in 2016 after replacing Brendon McCullum. Williamson got several titles like New Zealand player of the year, Test player of the year. During his captaincy, he lead the team being a pillar to the finals of ICC Cricket World Cup, in 2019 and bagged the title “Player of the Tournament”. In 2021 June, he also successfully got the team to win the Inaugural ICC Test Championship