South Africa will visit New Zealand to play an ICC World Test Championship series later this year. The two teams have had contrasting fortunes in the recent past.
While the Blackcaps have shown a lot of consistency and won the inaugural ICC World Test Championship, South Africa are no longer as strong as they once were. It will be interesting to see which team comes out on top when these two battle in a 2-match Test series on New Zealand’s soil in March 2022.
Bilateral cricket has evolved a lot over the past few years. To add more stakes to the bilateral matches, the International Cricket Council has decided to introduce the ICC World Test Championship and the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.
The New Zealand vs South Africa series will be part of the ICC World Test Championship series, with 24 points at stake. Historically, the Proteas have dominated the Blackcaps in Test cricket as the head-to-head record favours them 25-4.
The brief New Zealand vs South Africa series will only happen in the Test format. The Test matches last for a maximum of five days, with three results possible for a team - a win, a draw or a loss. Fans will see two Tests during the New Zealand vs South Africa series.
Christchurch’s Hagley Oval will host the first Test of the New Zealand vs South Africa series from February 17 to 21. The second match of the NZ vs SA 2022 Test series will take place from February 25 to March 1 at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.
Amazon Prime Video has acquired the rights to stream the New Zealand cricket team’s home matches in India. So, fans in India can watch the New Zealand vs South Africa series on Amazon Prime Video. Fans in New Zealand can follow live action on Spark Sport, while the fans in South Africa can follow live action on SuperSport.