2 Feb 2024

Black Caps not underestimating inexperienced South African side

From Morning Report, 8:43 am on 2 February 2024

The Black Caps' red ball home summer gets under way in Mount Maunganui on Sunday when they face South Africa in the first of two tests.

Key New Zealand batter Kane Williamson says the magic of test cricket is well and truly alive after the West Indies' stunned Australia last week.

And that giant upset may be a warning for the Black Caps, who will start firm favourites after the Proteas sent a vastly inexperienced side here, with most of South Africa's top players staying home to play in their domestic T-20 league.

Black Caps coach Gary Stead spoke to Corin Dann.