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Kane Williamson and Tim Southee to play 100th Test together

Kane Williamson and Tim Southee to play 100th Test together

The two-match series vs Australia unfolds with the first Test starting on February 29th at the Wellington Basin Reserve, followed by the second Test at Christchurch's Hagley Oval from March 8th.

New Zealand cricket gears up for an exciting Test series against Australia, with veterans Kane Williamson and Tim Southee on the cusp of a historic milestone.

Both players, included in the 14-member squad, are poised to reach the elite club of 100 Test appearances, adding another chapter to their illustrious careers.

Kane Williamson and Tim Southee to reach 100 Test

Currently boasting 98 Test caps each, Kane Williamson and Tim Southee are expected to achieve the landmark in the second Test at Christchurch.

The former, New Zealand’s leading Test run-scorer with 8666 runs and 32 centuries, looks to continue his dominance against Australia.

Tim Southee, the second-highest Test wicket-taker for the Kiwis with 376 scalps, aims to spearhead the bowling attack and secure a series win.

Coach Heaps Praise on Star Performers:

New Zealand coach Gary Stead expressed his appreciation for the duo’s remarkable journey. He acknowledged their dedication, skill, and resilience in playing Test cricket for such an extended period, recognizing them as “brilliant servants of the game” and “undoubtedly two of the greatest players to have ever worn the New Zealand Test shirt.”

Squad Composition and Schedule:

Daryl Mitchell returns to the squad after missing the second South Africa Test. However, he will miss the T20I series against Australia to recover from a foot injury. Scott Kuggeleijn also finds a place in the Test squad.

The two-match series unfolds with the first Test starting on February 29th at the Wellington Basin Reserve, followed by the second Test at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval from March 8th.

Eyes on History:

This series holds immense significance as cricket fans worldwide witness the potential unfolding of a historic moment. Whether Kane Williamson and Tim Southee achieve their 100th Test caps together adds another layer of excitement to the already anticipated clash between trans-Tasman rivals. Their individual performances and contributions to the team’s overall success will undoubtedly be in the spotlight.

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