Nz vs SA 2 tests: In 93 years First Test Series win by NZ vs SAfrica

Posted: 2 months ago


  • February 4-8, 2024- NZ vs SA 1st Test: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

  • February 13-17, 2024- NZ vs SA 2nd Test: Seddon Park, Hamilton

NEWSNeil Brand captains makeshift South Africa Test squad to New Zealand

With the tour clashing with the SA20, many of the first-choice players, including all of the bowling attack, is missing

Neil Brand is yet to play any Test cricket and averages 39.27 from 51 first-class matches  •  Cricket South Africa

Neil Brand is yet to play any Test cricket and averages 39.27 from 51 first-class matches  •  Cricket South Africa

The uncapped opening batter Neil Brand has been named as South Africa's captain for their two-Test tour to New Zealand, which starts in late January, and clashes with the SA20. South Africa will travel with a makeshift squad which features only three players that are part of the ongoing series against India: Keegan Petersen, David Bedingham, and Zubayr Hamza, who was added as a replacement following Temba Bavuma's hamstring injury. None of the first-choice bowling attack are available for the series.

The bulk of the squad currently playing the India series will be unavailable because they will be involved with the SA20 which begins on January 10. That ruled out Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, Tristan Stubbs, Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen,Tony Zorzi, Nandre Burger, Wiaan Mulder, Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Keshav Maharaj.

Dean Elgar will not be involved in the T20 tournament but he is retiring from Test cricket in the New Year.

Red-ball coach Shukri Conrad's plans were dealt a last-minute blow as well when Durban's Super Giants signed Tony de Zorzi, who was slated to open the batting for South Africa in New Zealand, on Thursday morning. South Africa have still put together a squad with eight capped Test players, who have 50 games between them. Seamer Duanne Olivier, who played 15 Tests between 2017 and 2022 is the most experienced, followed by Petersen (12).

South Africa Test squad: Neil Brand (capt), David Bedingham, Ruan de Swardt, Clyde Fortuin, Zubayr Hamza, Tshepo Moreki, Mihlali Mpongwana, Duanne Olivier, Dane Paterson, Keegan Petersen, Dane Piedt, Raynard van Tonder, Shaun von Berg, Khaya Zondo and Edward Moore. ( also Un-capped)

Edited by Nishnesh - 29 days ago
Posted: 2 months ago

Do you think BCCI dare to do this?

for example if top player Angage in IPL,  test team will go to nz with 80% new player plus their captain Un-capped!

I never heard this SA 20 will starts in mid January This is bold Decision by SA cricket board 

Posted: 1 months ago

Nz test team for South Africa tour

New Zealand Test squad

Tim Southee (capt), Tom Blundell, Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Will O'Rourke (second test only), Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson, Will Young

Posted: 1 months ago

Practice match 

South Africa 339/5d (81.2)


Neil BrandRetired hurt


Edward Moorec MW Chu b L Georgeson


Raynard van TonderRetired hurt


Zubayr HamzaRetired hurt


Keegan PetersenRetired hurt


David Bedingham 4 runs 

Khaya ZondoRetired hurt


Ruan de SwardtRetired hurt


 Chu b D Foxcroft



SA declared 


Nz xl

In nz 

Posted: a month ago

NZ Xl 294 all out

Leo Carter 100, Captain Bharat Popli ( Delhi) scored 89, Cumming 36, extra 21.

For SA xl  Dane Parerson took 4 for 34 & Niel Brand took 2 wkts

SAXL 2nd innings 64/2

Match draw 

Posted: 29 days ago

Rachin Ravindra smiley40, he is my favorite batter in Kewi team. He performed consistently in the last ODI WorldCup.

Posted: 26 days ago

Tangiwai Shield, commemorating 1953 rail disaster, to go to winners of NZ vs SA Test series

The trophy commemorates the tragic Tangiwai train disaster of 1953 where 151 people, including the fiance of NZ fast bowler Bob Blair, lost their lives

02-Feb-2024 credit to them 

The Tangiwai Shield, the series trophy for New Zealand vs South Africa Tests  •

All New Zealand and South Africa Test series will now be played for the Tangiwai Shield, starting with the two-match Test series that's set to begin on February 4 in Mount Maunganui. The trophy commemorates the tragic events of 1953, when 151 people on the train from Wellington to Auckland on Christmas eve - including Nerissa Love, the fiancé of New Zealand fast bowler Bob Blair - lost their lives in the country's worst rail disaster.

The tragedy coincided with the second Test between New Zealand and South Africa at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on December 24, which Blair was part of. On the opening day, New Zealand's seam attack reduced South Africa to 259 for 8. The New Zealand squad spent Christmas at their team hotel, but woke up on Boxing Day to the news of the accident.

Blair remained behind at the hotel to grieve. It was announced that he had withdrawn from the match, and flags at the ground were lowered to half-mast.

But Blair appeared out of the players' tunnel after New Zealand lost their ninth wicket for 154 in the first innings, which left the players and the crowd at Ellis Park stunned. Along with Bert Sutcliffe, he put up a 33-run stand to drag New Zealand to 187. It remains one of the most defining moments in New Zealand sporting history.

"The background to this Test match is one of the most sad and moving and heart-breaking stories imaginable," NZC chief executive Scott Weenink said. "It's also an uplifting story of incredible courage and resilience, and in terms of the South African team and public, great compassion and empathy. I'm delighted to see this very important part of cricket history properly recognised and acknowledged."

The Shield was created by carver David Ngawati (Ngati Hine), is made from the native New Zealand timber puriri, and includes an inlaid mere made from pounamu, a type of stone sourced from the Tangiwai region. An NZC release said that the shield will be blessed and presented to the teams in Tauranga today.

CSA chief executive Pholetsi Moseki said, "On behalf of CSA, I send my best wishes to everyone who was touched by this tragedy, and to both teams contesting the inaugural trophy. It's important that the teams of today and tomorrow know where they came from, and I'm sure the Tangiwai Shield will do much to assist with series

Edited by Nishnesh - 26 days ago
Posted: 26 days ago

South Africa have opted bowling

Debutant Moreki removed Conway FIRST BALL IN TEST CRICKET

NZ 27/1

KW beaten 3 times vs Moreki. 

Posted: 26 days ago

Nz 65 for 2 at lunch

Ravindra on 15* & KW on 26*

Paterson gets Latham 

Edited by Nishnesh - 26 days ago
Posted: 26 days ago

The visitors were fielding six debutants, including the captain Brand : Edward MooreRaynard van TonderTshepo MorekiRuan de Swardt and Clyde Fortuin.

South Africa: 1 Neil Brand (capt), 2 Edward Moore, 3 Raynard van Tonder, 4 Zubayr Hamza, 5 David Bedingham, 6 Keegan Peterson, 7 Ruan de Swardt, 8 Clyde Fortuin (wk), 9 Duanne Olivier, 10 Tshepo Moreki, 11 Dane Paterson

New Zealand: 1 Tom Latham, 2 Devon Conway, 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Rachin Ravindra, 5 Daryl Mitchell, 6 Tom Blundell (wk), 7 Glenn Phillips, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Tim Southee (capt), 10 Matt Henry, 11 Kyle Jamies


Rachin ravindra on 15 who hit superb six off fast bowler Moreki

Edited by Nishnesh - 26 days ago

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