The 2-match Test series between New Zealand and South Africa will start from February 4, the first match of which will be played in Mount Maungani. Africa had already announced the Test team for this tour, in which many new players have been included. The New Zealand team has also been announced, in which all eyes were fixed on the return of Kane Williamson, who has been made a part of the team in this series for both the matches. Williamson played in the first two matches of the recently concluded 5-match T20 series against Pakistan but due to being unfit, he could not play in the last 3 matches of the series.
Rachin Ravindra also got a place in the squad
Young player Rachin Ravindra has also got a place in the New Zealand team announced against South Africa, who played his first Test match on the tour of India in the year 2021. After this, Rachin played his last Test match against Bangladesh in January 2022. Rachin can be seen in a new role in this Test series, in which he may get a chance to bat in the middle order. With Henry Nicholls not in the team, Rachin may be given his role. If we talk about other players in the team, fast bowler Will O’Rourke has been included in the team for the first time for the second match. Considering the situation, only Mitchell Santner has been included in the team as a key spinner, who played his last Test match at home in the year 2020.
Here is the New Zealand team for the test series against South Africa
Tim Southee (captain), Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Kyle Jameson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Will O’Rourke (only for the second Test), Mitchell Santner, Will Young, Neil Wagner, Kyle Jameson. , Matt Henry.
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