Test Cricket Tours - New Zealand to South Africa 2012-13
Tour ofSouth Africa 2012-13Captain : Brendon McCullum
Sixty-second official Test tour.
Seventh Test-playingtour of South Africa by New Zealand
(December 2012 -
The tour was overshadowed by the controversy over Ross Taylor's replacement as Test captain
For the first time since readmission in 1992 there was no Test at Kingsmead (Durban). After South Africa lost the last four Tests played at the ground, its traditional Boxing Day Test was replaced with a Twenty20 international.
F U R T H E RD E T A I L S I N P R E P A R A T I O N
Middle-order batsmen Kane Williamson, Peter Fulton,Daniel Flynn, Dean Brownlie.
Slow bowlers: Jeetan Patel, Bruce Martin.
Fast bowlers:James Franklin, Tim Southee (w/d), Doug Bracewell, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Chris Martin.
T A Boult
D A J Bracewell
D G Brownlie
D R Flynn
J E C Franklin
P G Fulton
M J Guptill
B B McCullum
B P Martin
C S Martin
J S Patel
T G Southee(w/d)
B J Watling
K S Williamson
Members of the T20 squad before Tests and
C J Anderson (ND)
ODI squad after Tests
M D Bates (A)
D C de Boorder(A)
G D Elliot (W)
M R Gillespie (W)
R M Hira(A)
M J McClenaghan(A)
N L McCullum(O)
K D Mills
A F Milne(CD)(w/d)
C Munro (A)
J D S Neesham (A)
R J Nicol(A)
A – Auckland (3)
C – Canterbury (2)
CD - Central Districts (1)
ND - Northern Districts (5)
O – Otago (2)
W – Wellington (2)
Average age ofteam at time of first Test match
(2 January 2013
28 yrs8 months.
T20 played in T20 or one-day series
Test Appearances made before the tour
McCullum 70,CS Martin 70,Franklin 30,Guptill 28,Flynn 22,Southee 21,Williamson 18,Patel 17,Bracewell 13,Fulton 10,Boult 8,Watling 8,Brownlie 7,Wagner 2,BP Martin 0.
R M Bob Carter
National selection manager Kim Littlejohn (chairman),John Buchanan (High performance director of cricket), Mike Hesson (coach).
Unavailable: Ross Taylor asked for a break from this tour after declining an offer to remain captain only of the Test team, and surrender the captaincy of the limited-overs sides. Daniel Vettori had not yet recovered from achilees and hernia injuries ;Andrew Ellis (muscle injury)
Not considered:Jesse Ryder.
Jacob Oram and Tim Southee were not considered for the T20 squad so they could attend the birth of their children.
On 7 December Brendon McCallum was appointed captain in all three formats on the tour.
Test Tour Party and T20 squad announced : 7 December 2012.
Not selected:Kruger van Wyk, Todd Astle and Rob Nicol.
One-day squad named: 28 December
On 8 January Grant Elliott replaced Corey Anderson who had a fracture of his left thumb.On 11 January Neil Wagner replaced Adam Milne (achilles tendon problem)
Time between selection and departure from New Zealand
(7 December - 12 December)
The team departed from Auckland on 12 December and flew in small groups to South Africa, the last arriving in Durban on 15 December.
Time spent in South Africa
(13 December - 27 January)
On-tour selection panel
Mark Gillespie was named on 12 December as a replacement for Adam Milne (achilles injury) in the Twenty20 squad.Next day New Zealand Cricket announced that Michael Bates would replace Gillespie who had suffered a side strain; Bates joined the T20 squad next day.
M J McClenaghan
Mitchell McClenaghan was added to the Test squad on 24 December in place of Tim Southee. Southee sustained a thumb injury while fielding during a Plunket Shield match and withdrew from the Test squad on 20 December.
Peter Fulton stood down from the Test squad on 28 December because of a tendon injury to his right knee.