NZ vs SA 2024: Seven Uncapped Players, South Africa Announced Young Squad for the Test Series against New Zealand: South African Cricket Board announces a complete new and young squad for the two-match test series against New Zealand. Neil Bran will be leading the South African Team in this test series and most interestingly, he will be making his test debut for South Africa in International Cricket.
The Key Players like Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, Dean Elgar, and Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada will be playing in the SA20 2024 hence they weren’t available for this two-match test series. All these players have contracts with the franchises in the SA20, which is why they will be bot playing test cricket for their national team.
SA20 is South Africa’s domestic T20 tournament like India’s IPL and it is scheduled to start from January 10 to February 10, 2024. The Test Series between South Africa and New Zealand will start from February 04 as the first test match will be played between February 04 to 08 whereas the second test match will start from February 13 to 17.
Neil Brand will be leading the Team on Test Debut:
Neil Brand will become the second test after Lee Germon to lead the test team on his debut in the International Test Cricket. Germon made this record in 1995 and now, South African All-Rounder Neil Brand added his team to this elite list.
It will be quite challenging for the South African Team to win the two-match test series against New Zealand as they are expected to play with their main squad. There will be points at stake in this test series for the ICC World Test Championship 2023-25 Cycle.
Keegan Petersen, Zubayr Hamza and David Bedingham are added to the squad, who are also included in the two-match test series against India. Duanne Olivier is the most experienced player in this squad as he has been capped 15 times in international cricket.
New Zealand has an excellent chance to register their first test series victory against South Africa. With This, Currently, New Zealand is present in second position in the WTC Points Table and has a great chance to get the top position, which is currently occupied by South Africa.
NZ vs SA 2024, South Africa Announced Young Squad:
Neil Brand (Captain), David Bedingham, Dane Piedt, Ruan de Swardt, Zubayr Hamza, Clyde Fortuin, Mihlali Mpongwana, Duanne Olivier, Dane Paterson, Keegan Petersen, Tshepo Moreki, Raynard van Tonder, Shaun von Berg, Khaya Zondo.
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