This South African batsman, who was the hero of the victory in the Test series against India, tested positive for Kovid, outside the tour of New Zealand

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  • Keegan Pietersen has been ruled out of the test series due to a corona virus infection
  • Zubair Hamza has been included in the South African squad to replace Pietersen.
  • Hamza was last seen in the Test series against England in 2020.

Just before the two test series against New Zealand, the South African cricket team suffered a major setback. The team’s in-form batsman Keegan Pietersen has been ruled out of the Test series due to a corona virus infection. Zubair Hamza has now been included in the team in his place. Hamza last took to the field in a trial for South Africa against England in 2020.

On the other hand, Pietersen has been in excellent form for South Africa. He had a stellar performance in the Test series at home against India as the hosts beat India 2-1 despite being 0-1 behind in the series.

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Pietersen was also the leading run scorer in this series. He scored 276 runs at an average of 46 in this three-game test series. Not only this, Pietersen was the only South African batsman to face the Indian bowling attack.

At the same time, Hamza was last seen in the Test series against England in the year 2020. Hamza has scored a total of 181 runs in 10 innings from five Test matches for South Africa. Hamza has scored only one fifty in this format. His highest score is 62 runs. Hamza played this entry in the year 2019 against India in the Ranchi Test.

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We tell you that the South African team will play the two test matches against New Zealand in Christchurch. The first game of the series will start from January 17. At the same time, the second test match will start from February 27. Aside from this, Simon Harmer has also returned in South Africa’s 17-man squad.

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