Test Cricket Tours - New Zealand to South Africa 2007-08
Tour of South Africa 2007-08Captain : Daniel Vettori
52nd official Test tour.
Fifth Test-playingtour of South Africa by New Zealand
(September - November 2007)
This tour followed ICC’s new World Twenty20 tournament. Daniel Vettori, now full national captain, by returning the most economical bowling rate in the tournament, only 5½ runs per over, helped New Zealand progress to the semi-finalwhen they were beaten by Pakistan.
Vettori who was already the one-day captain, replaced Stephen Fleming as captain of the Test team, starting when the New Zealanders returned to South Africa one month after the T20 tour.
South Africa won the series
New Zealand suffered a record-breaking 359-run defeat in three days at Centurion
The batsmen were unable to cope with the emerging fast bowler Dale Steyn who took ten wickets in each of the first two Tests
The bowling was weakened when Shane Bond, the one fast bowler who could return some hostility, was injured and returned to
Lou Vincent, Jamie How, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Brendon McCullum (wk), Gareth Hopkins, Jacob Oram, Daniel Vettori (capt), Kyle Mills, James Franklin, Shane Bond, Mark Gillespie, Jeetan Patel, Michael Mason.
Sir Richard Hadlee (national selection manager),Dion Nash and Glenn Turner.
On September 11 Daniel Vettori, who was already the one-day captain, replaced Stephen Fleming as captain of the Test team, starting with this South African tour.
Unavailable :Nathan Astle (retired) , ⋄ James Franklin (recovering from knee injury), ⋄ Hamish Marshall (on 14 June decided to pursue his career with Gloucestershire in English county cricket).
Tour Party Announced : 26 September 2007.
Not selected:Jamie How, Lou Vincent,Craig McMillan (he then retired), Matthew Sinclair.
Withdrawals:Peter Fulton (operation on his right knee); he was replaced by Lou Vincent on 4 October
Kyle Mills (calf injury) was replaced by Iain O'Brien on 9 November
ODI squad announced :23 October 2007.
Unavailable:Stephen Fleming retired from one-day cricket after the 2007 World Cup.
Lou Vincent, Jamie How, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Brendon McCullum (wk), Gareth Hopkins, Jacob Oram, Daniel Vettori (capt), Kyle Mills, James Franklin , Shane Bond, Mark Gillespie, Jeetan Patel, Michael Mason..
James Franklin withdrew from the ODI squad on 7 November, to have surgery on a knee injury.In his place Craig Cumming and Chris Martin were added to the one-day squad on 9 November.
A serious facial injury forced Cumming to withdraw and Mathew Sinclair took his place
Time between selection and departure from New Zealand
(selection to 18 October)
Depart New Zealand on 18 October 2007, and flew from Sydney to Johannesburg.
At Sydney 19 OctoberArrived Bloemfontein 23 October.
Kyle Mills and Jamie How arrived in South Africa on Monday November 2007.
Gareth Hopkins and Mathew Sinclair flew in for the one-day series.
Time spent in South Africa
(23 October - depart Host)
On-tour selection panel
McCullum was named vice-captain on 26 October
⋄ J M How
⋄ K D Mills
Kyle Mills replaced Shane Bond who was ruled out of the tour on 11 November with an abdominal strain
Jamie How was called up before the second Test because Oram suffered a hamstring strain in the first Test which put him out until the one-day series; and Michael Papps (stomach illness)
Craig Cumming was added to the ODI squad but his tour ended when a short ball from Dale Steyn in the second Test broke his cheek. He was operated on for a depressed fracture of the cheekbone and a broken jaw and unable to return to New Zealand until 24 November. Mathew Sinclair (CD, 32)replaced him for the one-day series