Highest individual scores by NZ batters in T20 World Cup

New Zealand completed a thumping victory over the defending champions Australia in both team’s opening encounter of the T20 World Cup 2022. Opening batter Devon Conway was the star for the Kiwi side as he stroked an unbeaten 92 runs and help his side to post an above-par score. In this article, we will talk about three New Zealand batters who have scored the most runs in an innings in T20 World Cup history. Let us begin:

92* – Devon Conway vs Australia in Sydney in 2022

As mentioned above, Conway played a match-winning knock in their team’s opening game in the T20 World Cup. Opening the innings alongside Finn Allen, Conway took charge against the opposition’s bowlers. He took 58 deliveries to score 92 runs, which included seven fours and two sixes. 

93 – Martin Guptill vs Scotland in Dubai in 2021

The second name on the list is Martin Guptill for his innings of 93 runs against Scotland during the 2021 T20 World Cup. Guptill was in his beast mode as he took only 56 deliveries to reach 93 runs. The right-handed batter stroked six fours and seven maximums. New Zealand went on to win that game by 16 runs with Guptill being adjudged the player of the match.

 123 – Brendon McCullum vs Bangladesh in Pallekele in 2012

Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum scripted history after smashing 123 runs against Bangladesh in a group stage match of the T20 World Cup 2012. Put into bat, New Zealand raced to 191 for three wickets. In reply, Bangladesh could only manage to score 132 runs after losing eight wickets. Nassir Hossain scored a well-made half-century for the Bangladeshi side while pacers Kyle Mills and Tim Southee clinched three wickets each.