NZ vs SA: Possible South Africa Playing 11 for 1st Test

Updated on: Feb 15, 2022 8:12 pm IST

NZ vs SA

SA Playing 11: The South Africa team will face off the New Zealand team in the 1st fixture of 2-match test series at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. The South Africa team are coming into this series after winning their last home series against strong Indian team by 2-1 in a three test match series. The best performers with the ball were Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen, while Keegan Petersen and Dean Elgar were the highest run scorers.

It will be interesting to see if the South Africa team can continue their fine run in the test matches and gain crucial points to go up in the World Championship 2021-23 Table.


Team News

  • Due to being covid positive, Keegan Petersen did not travel to New Zealand and will not be available for the test series.
  • Zubayr Hamza has been called as the back up for Petersen.
  • Wiaan Mulder and Sisanda Magala left out of the test squad, while Anrich Nortje still remains unfit.
  • Lutho Sipamla and Simon Harmer returns to the South Africa test squad.
  • The team is likely to make 1 change in their Playing 11 from their last test fixture, with Sarel Erwee replacing Petersen.

SA Playing 11 (likely)

1. Dean Elgar (c)
2. Aiden Markram
3. Sarel Erwee
4. Rassie van der Dussen
5. Temba Bavuma
6. Kyle Verreynne (wk)
7. Marco Jansen
8. Kagiso Rabada
9. Keshav Maharaj
10. Duanne Olivier
11. Lungi Ngidi

South Africa Squad

Dean Elgar (c), Temba Bavuma, Sarel Erwee, Zubayr Hamza, Simon Harmer, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Duanne Olivier, Kagiso Rabada, Ryan Rickelton, Lutho Sipamla, Glenton Stuurman, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne (wk).

Who are Dream11 captain, vice captain picks for New Zealand vs South Africa from SA

1. Dean Elgar Stats in Tests

The captain of the South Africa team has been one of the reliable batsman for the South Africa team in Tests. He has been impressive in the test matches against New Zealand as well with 408 runs in 6 matches.

Matches Runs 50/100
Tests 72 4582 19/13
Against New Zealand in Tests 6 408 1/2


2. Marco Jansen Stats

The tall fast bowling all rounder was impressive in the recent test series against India, and will be one of the best picks for this match. In 3 Tests, he has scalped 19 wickets and scored 60 runs.

Matches Wickets Runs
Tests 3 19 60
First Class 22 89 693

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