New Zealand and South Africa face off each other in the NZ vs SA second Test in Hamilton. The Test match will be played between February 13-17. The match starts at 3:30 am IST. New Zealand won the first Test by 281 runs and are leading the Test series. Tim Southee leads the Kiwis. They have named a full-strength squad with key players back in the side.

Kane Williamson scored centuries in both innings while Rachin Ravindra scored his maiden test double ton. The form of the two Kiwi batters promises a lot more for the team in the second Test. The Kiwis are topping the points table as well.

South Africa has named a very inexperienced unit. Neil Brand was named the skipper for the South African Test squad. He was amongst the even uncapped players who were included in the squad ahead of the Test series.

Keegan Petersen with 13 Test matches is the most experienced batter in the squad. Many of the players made their debut in the first Test.

Cricket South Africa announced its second-string Test squad for the two-match NZ vs SA Test series. This was because the first-choice players were busy playing in the SA20. Cricket South Africa emphasized the importance of the tournament bringing revenue to the nation.

However, it was met with criticism from all corners of the world, with former Australian captains Steve Waugh and Michael Clarke also criticizing the move. The SA20 2024 ended on Saturday with Sunrisers Eastern Cape winning their second consecutive title.

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New Zealand and South Africa have played 48 Test matches with the Kiwis winning six games while the Proteas 26. 16 Test matches ended in a draw. In 23 Test matches played in New Zealand, South Africa have won nine and New Zealand just three. 11 out of those matches were drawn. The last Test series between the two teams in New Zealand ended in a 1-1 draw.

South Africa have emerged victorious in two of their last five Test matches against New Zealand. The last Test between the two sides ended in the Proteas’ favor by a big margin of 198 runs.

The match happened in February 2022, where Sarel Erwee’s century guided the visitors to an emphatic win. Meanwhile, New Zealand’s win in the first Test has taken the hosts to the top of the WTC points table. The Proteas are currently placed seventh with a PCT of 33.33.

NZ vs SA Head To Head Records (Overall Stats)

Format Test ODI T20I
Matches Played 48 72 15
NZ Won 6 25 4
SA Won 26 42 11

NZ vs SA Head To Head Records In Tests

Matches Played 48
New Zealand Won 6
South Africa Won 26
Tied 0
Drawn 16
New Zealand Win % 12.5 %
South Africa Win % 54.16%
Draw % 0
First Played On 1934
Last played On 2024

NZ vs SA Head To Head Records In ODIs

Matches Played 72
New Zealand Won 25
South Africa Won 42
Tied 0
No-Result 5
New Zealand Win % 34.72%
South Africa Win % 58.33%
Draw % 0
First Played On 1992
Last played On 2023

NZ vs SA Head To Head Records In T20Is

Matches Played 15
New Zealand Won 4
South Africa Won 11
Tied 0
Drawn 16
New Zealand Win % 26.66%
South Africa Win % 73.33%
Draw % 0
First Played On 2005
Last played On 2017

NZ vs SA Head-to-Head Records in Tests- 2nd Test, 2024

Matches Played: 48

New Zealand Won- 6

South Africa Won- 26

Most Runs For South Africa: Jacues Kallis-1543

Most Wickets For South Africa- Dale Steyn-68

Most Runs For New Zealand-Stephen Fleming-1072

Most Wickets For New Zealand- Chris Matin-55

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