It was brought up numerous times yesterday about how New Zealand haven’t won an away test series agonist England, India, South Africa or Australia in the last five years. Batting Australia NZ haven’t have toured any of those countries since 2016...what do you mean?
Maybe the 80s with Hadlee and Crowe both in their prime form. Pretty good side then in both forms of cricket. That's when we last won a test series in Aussie.Out of interest, which NZ teams would you say are better than the current one?
Not just that one series but pretty sure we won in England, beat a bloody good WI team at home. Mostly beat most teams that toured us. Won a test match in India. Fairly young then but pretty sure not many series were lost. If there were ratings then Black Caps would have been close to first. Maybe it lasted like 5 years from mid 80s to about 90s by the time Sir Richard Hadlee retired.Not sure that should be the benchmark. IIRC the Aussies were terrible at that stage.
I remember Rutherford, the captain during that period, wrote in his book that if NZ made various changes in the future it could be a consistent top 4 side. Still, I don't think he could have dreamt a group of players would emerge that would get NZ to number 1 when even the great 80's side never managed that.O for awesome!
I started watching in 1993/94 and soon after that was the nadir of the centenary season. To see us reach no.1 is incredible.
We would wipe the floor of that NZ team 9 times out of 10 imo.Maybe the 80s with Hadlee and Crowe both in their prime form. Pretty good side then in both forms of cricket. That's when we last won a test series in Aussie.
Very close second the current one since 2015. Don't have the overseas wins enough as yet but getting there.