The Proteas are heading to New Zealand for the Test series in early 2024

The Proteas are heading to New Zealand for the Test series in early 2024

Celebration of the Proteus (Gallo)

Celebration of the Proteus (Gallo)

Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Tuesday that the Proteas will head to New Zealand for a two-Test series early next year.

The first Test is scheduled for 4-9 February at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, with the second match set for 13-17 February at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

The Test series will form part of the 2023-25 ​​ICC World Test Championship (WTC) tournament.

The tourists will also play a three-day warm-up match against yet to be decided opposition from January 29-31 in Christchurch.

“The tour of New Zealand will be an excellent opportunity for the Proteas to test themselves away from home for the first time during the new ICC cycle,” said CSA CEO Poholetsi Moseki.

“This tour underscores CSA’s commitment to honoring the ICC’s Future Tour Program (FTP), regardless of other equally compelling, competitive engagements. It is confirmation of our appetite for Test matches, which we are always happy to play.”

The last time the Proteas met the Black Caps in a test series was in New Zealand in 2022 and they finished 1-1.

The Black Caps have never won a Test series against South Africa, home or away.

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