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Ravindra headlines New Zealand squad for South Africa test

by Cy

Rachin Ravindra will headline the New Zealand squad for the two-match home Test series against South Africa.

Ravindra, 24, is fresh from winning the International Cricket Council’s Emerging Player of the Year.

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Replacing Henry Nicholls

However, Ravindra will take place the 32-year-old Henry Nicholls in the middle-order

“It was a very tough decision. Henry has been part of the squad for 56 Tests, said New Zealand head coach Gary Stead.

Whenever you leave a player out, it weighs heavy, but we felt it’s time for Rachin.”

“We know the talent he is and feel he will make a really good fist of it at this stage in his career.”

This is only Ravindra’s fourth Test appearance with New Zealand since his debut against India in 2021.

Williamson, Jamieson return from injury

Batter Kane Williamson and pace bowler Kyle Jameson will also return to suit up for the Black Caps.

Williamson sustained a hamstring injury during the recent home Twenty20 series win over Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Jameson returns from his back injury.

NZ Test squad

Here are the 14 men who will compete in the Test cricket

Tim Southee (captain)

Tom Blundell

Devon Conway

Matt Henry

Kyle Jamieson

Tom Latham

Daryl Mitchell

Will O’Rourke

Glenn Phillips

Rachin Ravindra

Mitchell Santner

Neil Wagner

Kane Williamson

Will Young.

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