Moore tour together to New Zealand

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Edward Moore will tour New Zealand with South Africa’s red-ball cricket squad. A somewhat watered-down Protea squad – which has to do without a host of stars such as Aiden Markram, Kagiso Rabada and Keshav Maharaj – will play against the Black Caps in a few tests.

Only two of the players who triumphed in the recent Centurion Test against India will travel to New Zealand, the result of a decision by Cricket South Africa to prioritize the lucrative SA20 tournament.

The 30-year-old Moore was called up after Tony de Zorzi was snapped up by the Durban’s Super Giants.

However, he has already shown his mettle in first-class matches: In 117 matches, this Western Province player scored 7,743 runs at an average of 40.96.

In his recent matches for the WP, he has not impressed as an opening batsman with innings of 112 and 116 not out and has currently scored the seventh most runs in the domestic series.

In all likelihood, he will also have to tame the new ball with Neil Brand in New Zealand.

Protea Test Group: Neil Brand (captain), David Bedingham, Ruan de Swardt, Clyde Fortuin, Zubayr Hamza, Edward Moore, Tshepo Moreki, Mihlali Mpongwana, Duanne Olivier, Dane Paterson, Keegan Petersen, Dane Piedt, Raynard van Tonder, Shaun von Berg and Khaya Zondo .