Sir Richard Hadlee (convenor),Ross Dykes,Brian McKechnie,David Trist (coach).
Unavailable :Dion Nash (collapsed disc), Simon Doull (not fully fit again after knee
injury), Geoff Allott (stress fracture in his lower back).
The fitness of Chris
Cairns (knee) and Dan Vettori (stress fracture in his back) also remained
Test Tour Party Announced : There was a delay in
naming the side for the Test series in South Africa from Wed 25 October
owing to all the injuries to fast bowlers.
Brooke Walker won
Vettori’s place when he was found not fit enough to rejoin the side.
was called up to join the team but strained his left side during a club match
in Wellington and, after failing a fitness test on 30 October, was replaced
by Chris Martin.
between selection and departure from New Zealand
to depart NZ)
The 15-strong squad flew in from Nairobi
late at night on 16 October 2000 for the South African section of their tour
Styris, originally earmarked to travel back after the ICC tournament, stayed
on in place of Cairns.
Zealand selector Ross Dykes, flew out from Christchurch on 28
The five Test specialists - Mathew Sinclair, Mark
Richardson, Hamish Marshall and bowlers Kerry Walmsley and Chris Martin - left New Zealand on Thursday 2 November 2000 and arrived in Cape
Town on Friday 3 November.
spent in South Africa
October - depart Host)
Stephen Fleming (captain),David Trist (coach),Ross Dykes (selector),Nathan Astle.
The team management wanted Chris Cairns to remain as a batsman in
the Tests but after a further scan on his knee, he returned home.
Scott Styris tore a cartilage in his right knee on the
eve of the first Test began. Andrew
Penn was then fit enough to re-join the tour, only to strain his side
injury again in the first match he played on tour.
Paul Wiseman then
sprained his ankle in the warm-up before the match against Boland and did not
play again on tour. Glen Sulzbergerflew back to South Africa to cover for him but
played in only one side match.
Because of his knee injury Chris Cairns returned to New Zealand at
the end of the one-day series on 5 November 2000, along with one-day
specialists Roger Twose, Chris Harris, Chris Nevin and Geoff Allott (who was in
any case suffering a back injury and could not play further).
Scott Styris injured his left knee and Paul Wiseman injured an
ankle, putting them both out of the tour and necessitating an early return
Andrew Penn returned home from South Africa on 30 November with
a repetition of his side strain.
The team left South Africa
on approx 13 December 2000.
away from New Zealand124
August to approx 14 December)
Andrew Penn and Dan Vettori were able to play for New Zealand
in their summer home series 2000-01 but Scott Styris and Chris Cairns had to undergo
knee surgery which kept them out of international cricket for six months.