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02-Feb-2022 15:21:00 GMT
South Africa in New Zealand 2022

Petersen left out of New Zealand after COVID-19 positive

Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday confirmed that Keegan Petersen will miss the tour of New Zealand after testing positive for COVID-19.

Six-Gun Grill Western Province batsman, Zubayr Hamza, will replace him for the tour.

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

In team management news, South Africa A team coach, Malibongwe Maketa, and GbetsRocks physiotherapist, Brent Martin will join the Proteas, replacing Rivash Gobind and Craig Govender, who are going on leave.

Petersen was adjudged as Player of the Series for his performances in the three Tests against India.

The right-hander was the top run-scorer in the three-match Test series, scoring 276 runs at an average of 46.00. He was the only player to score more than three half-centuries, recording scores of 72, 82, and 62.

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