When a batter keeps his wicket safe and keeps scoring runs on the crease, the chances of putting up a big team total increase. His batting not only fills him with confidence, but also allows the fellow batters to play their natural game without taking any pressure. New Zealand has given cricket some of the finest batters the world has ever seen. In this article, we take a look at these batters and the highest individual scores which they scored in the ODI format of the game. So, let’s dive into it!

1. Martin Guptill Vs. West Indies

On number one, we have Martin Guptill with his unbeaten 237-run inning against West Indies in the ICC Cricket World Cup of 2015. With the help of 24 fours and eleven sixes in 163 balls, Guptill guided New Zealand to a giant score of 393 runs. Later, West Indies faced a 143-run defeat, as they were bowled out for only 250 runs.

2. Martin Guptill Vs. England

The second spot also belongs to Martin Guptill, this time for his unbeaten knock of 189 runs against England during the bilateral series of 2013. While playing with a strike rate of 121.93, Guptill hit nineteen fours and two sixes in his inning. After posting 359 runs on board in the first inning, New Zealand restricted the opposition to only 273 runs.

3. Ross Taylor Vs. England

An unbeaten knock of 181 runs from the bat of Ross Taylor makes its way to the third position on this list. While chasing a target of 336 runs, Ross hit seventeen fours and six sixes to make sure that the run chase ended in their favor. New Zealand won this close match by five wickets with only three balls remaining.

4. Martin Guptill Vs. South Africa

Moving ahead, we have another Martin Guptill-knock on the fourth spot. During the South Africa tour of New Zealand, Guptill played a 138-run inning studded with fifteen fours and eleven sixes. The run-chase went in the host’s favor as they won the match by seven wickets with five overs to spare.

5. Lou Vincent Vs. Zimbabwe

Next up, we have Lou Vincent, who scored 172 runs off 120 balls with the help of sixteen fours and nine sixes. During the Videocon Triangular Series of 2005, he powered his team to a total of 397 runs in just 44 overs. Following this, a brilliant performance by the Kiwi bowlers restricted Zimbabwe to only 205 runs.

6. Glenn Turner Vs. East Africa

Now, we have an inning from the Prudential World Cup of 1975, where Glenn Turner scored 175 runs of 201 balls while remaining not out in the end. His sixteen fours and two sixes guided New Zealand to 309 runs. In reply, East Africa could score only 128 runs in the allotted 60 overs and lost the match by 181 runs.

7. Luke Ronchi Vs. Sri Lanka

Luke Ronchi makes it to the seventh place with his unbeaten 170-run knock against Sri Lanka from the Sri Lanka in New Zealand ODI Series of 2015. He played with an astonishing strike rate of 171.71 and hit 14 fours and nine sixes in just 99 balls. In the end, New Zealand won this match by a big margin of 108 runs.

8. Brendon Mccullum Vs. Ireland

The eighth position belongs to Brendon McCullum for his 166-run knock against Ireland in the Associates Tri-Series of 2008. New Zealand registered a mammoth victory by 290 runs in this match as they scored 402 runs in the first inning with the help of twelve fours and ten sixes from McCullum and then bowled out Ireland for only 112 runs.

9. James Marshall Vs. Ireland

In the same Associates Tri-Series match, James Marshall played a 161-run knock studded with eleven fours and four sixes. He stitched up a big partnership alongside Brendon McCullum to ensure a huge total on the board. In the second inning, no batter score more than 25 runs.

10. Kane Williamson Vs. West Indies

The final knock on this list comes from the bat of fan-favorite, Kane Williamson. In the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup match against West Indies, Kane accumulated 148 runs in 154 balls to take his team to a respectable total of 291 runs. In the second inning, the Kiwi bowlers bowled out West Indies for 286 runs, ensuring a 5-run victory for their team.