March 6, 2017 / 7:02 AM / 5 months ago

FACTBOX-Cricket-New Zealand v South Africa test series

WELLINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - Factbox on the three-test series between New Zealand and South Africa, which starts at University Oval in Dunedin on Wednesday:

FIXTURES

1st test - March 8-12, University Oval, Dunedin

2nd test - March 16-20, Basin Reserve, Wellington

3rd test - March 25-29, Seddon Park, Hamilton

NEW ZEALAND

Test ranking: 5

Coach: Mike Hesson

Captain: Kane Williamson

Squad: Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Jimmy Neesham, BJ Watling, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Jeetan Patel, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.

Recent form:

beat Bangladesh 2-0 in two-match home series

beat Pakistan 2-0 in two-match home series

lost to India 3-0 in three-match away series

SOUTH AFRICA

Test ranking: 3

Coach: Russell Domingo

Captain: Faf du Plessis

Squad: Stephen Cook, Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Theunis de Bruyn, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Vernon Philander, Duanne Olivier, Keshav Mahraj, Morne Morkel, Kagiso Rabada

Recent form:

beat Sri Lanka 3-0 in three-test home series

beat Australia 2-1 in three-test away series

beat New Zealand 1-0 in two-test home series

HEAD TO HEAD:

Total: 42

New Zealand wins: 4

South Africa wins: 24

Draws: 14

IN NEW ZEALAND:

Total matches: 17

New Zealand wins: 1

South Africa wins: 7

Draws: 9

LAST SEVEN TESTS:

2016 - South Africa won by 204 runs

2016 - Match drawn

2013 - South Africa won by an innings & 193 runs

2013 - South Africa won by an innings and 27 runs

2012 - Match drawn

2012 - South Africa won by 358 runs

2012 - Match drawn (Compiled by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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