He is the eighth uncapped player named in the traveling group for the 2 Test Matches.

The South African Test team has signed opening batsman Edward Moore for their two-Test series against New Zealand starting next month. Moore brings the total number of players in the traveling group to 15, making him the eighth uncapped player named.

Following Tony de Zorzi’s signing of a SA20 contract with Durban’s Super Giants, Moore was called up. De Zorzi had been selected to start as the series’ opener and had done so in the A team’s matches against the West Indies. However, he is not permitted to participate in the series due to the CSA’s rule, which states that players must complete their SA20 obligations before playing for their country.

Moore is quite experienced, even though he has only played domestic cricket. He has 117 first-class caps and an average of over 40 in red-ball cricket. He is currently the seventh-highest run scorer in the first-class competition this season with 414 runs scored at an average of 51.57. Neil Brand, the captain without a cap, will probably open the batting with him.

More than two weeks before the first Test, on Friday, South Africa will leave for New Zealand in order to allow themselves time to become acclimated to the weather before the series begins. South Africa is ranked third after one series in the 2023–2025 World Tour cycle, which includes the two Test matches. During the holiday season, they played India to a 1-1 draw using their full strength roster. After fruitless attempts to postpone the series, South Africa has decided to send a makeshift Test side to New Zealand because to the clash with the SA20.


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