The 1992 Martin Crowe-led side excelled in the pool matches, blitzing opponents with seven straight wins before coming unstuck against eventual champions Pakistan. New Zealand made a little history by throwing innovative tactics into the mix - opening the batting with Mark Greatbatch in a pinch-hitter role, opening the bowling with offspinner Dipak Patel, and restricting the run-rate with medium-pacers like Gavin Larsen and Chris Harris - but the real achievement was winning self-belief for a team often short of it. They still look in fairly good shape 22 years later!
|Martin Crowe (top left), Chris Harris (throwing)|
|Crowe tries to hit one into the Vance Stand|
|CZ Harris (23 tests, 250 ODIs)|
|MJ Greatbatch (41 tests, 84 ODIs)|
DN Patel (37 tests, 75 ODIs)