Newzealand Although ranked at the eighth spot at the moment, New Zealand has made it to the semifinals of the tournament five times. New Zealand has won forty of the seventy matches it played in the World Cup events. Ross Taylor is the side’s top rank batsman at No 10 while Kyle Mills is the top ranked bowler at No 14 for Kiwis. However, the home advantage may give the team an edge. New Zealand is also placed in Pool A.