Keegan Petersen out of NZ tour after testing Covid-19 positive

South African cricketer Keegan Petersen. (Photo: Twitter)

South African cricketer Keegan Petersen. (Photo: Twitter)

South Africa in-form hitter Keegan Petersen has been controlled out of the two-Test series in New Zealand in the wake of testing positive for COVID-19. The player, who is asymptomatic, has been supplanted in the crew by Zubayr Hamza.

Keegan Petersen was amazing and instrumental to South Africa winning the home Test series against India subsequent to being 0-1 down. He was the most elevated run-getter with 276 runs from six innings at a normal of 46.

Hamza, who last played a Test against England in 2020, has highlighted in five matches and has scored 181 runs from ten innings. He has one 50 years in the arrangement with his best of 62 coming against India in Ranchi in 2019.

South Africa will play both their Tests in Christchurch with the initial apparatus booked from February 17. The subsequent Test will be played from February 27. The guests have additionally given a rebound to Simon Harmer in their 17-part crew.

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