Test Cricket Tours - New Zealand to South Africa 2007-08
Tour of South Africa 2007-08Captain : Daniel Vettori
52nd official Test
Fifth Test-playingtour of South
Africa by New Zealand
- 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
South Africa won the
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
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
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.
How, Lou Vincent,Craig McMillan (he then retired), Matthew
Withdrawals:Peter Fulton (operation on his right knee); he was replaced by Lou Vincent on 4 October
Mills (calf injury) was replaced by
Iain O'Brien on 9 November
ODI squad announced :23
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
between selection and departure from New Zealand
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
Gareth Hopkins and Mathew Sinclair flew in for the one-day
spent in South Africa
October - depart Host)
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