One of the oldest and best cricket format “Test Matches” are back in game. New Zealand will tour South Africa for a Two match Test series which will be played in the August 2016. The South Africa vs New Zealand 2016 Test Series Schedule has been announced by both the nation’s cricket board. The first match will be played from 19 August and the second one will be from 27 August. Just after this series NZ will tour India for Test & ODI series. It has been quite long when blackcaps tour the SA. So both the cricket board planned for the Test series. Unfortunately there will be no ODI & T20 matches are included in the tour. Have a look at the SA vs NZ 2016 series schedule which is given below.
It will be almost 20 days tour for the Kiwis where they will only play 2 test matches. There is no information about practice matches before the series for the guest from South African Cricket board. The first match will be played on Kingsmead, Durban and the match will be at SuperSport Park, Centurion.
If we look at the ICC Test Rankings of both the team, black caps are on the 5th place with 98 rating where the host are holding 6th place with 92 rating points. The squads of both the teams will be announced by respective boards soon. Hopefully AB de Villiers will be the captain of South Africa where Kane Williamson may lead New Zealand in the upcoming series.
Key Features of Series :-
- Starting Date: 19th August – 23rd August 2016
- Ending Date: 27th August – 31st August 2016
- Series: Test
- No. of Matches: 2
- Host: South Africa
- Guest: New Zealand
Fixtures are ready just have a look :-
|Date & Time||Venue|
|19 Aug 2016 - 23 Aug 2016|
Time: 10:00 AM
|SA vs NZ 2016 1st Test Match||Kingsmead,|
|27 Aug 2016 - 23 Aug 2016|
Time: 10:00 AM
|SA vs NZ 2016 1st Test Match||SuperSport Park,|
What you think which team will win the series ?