South Africa keep faith for Tests, change T20 side for New Zealand series

AB de Villiers will continue to keep wicket despite speculation that specialist Thami Tsolekile might be selected in order to enable De Villiers to concentrate on his batting.

updated: December 13, 2012 23:52 IST
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Capetown: The South African cricket selectors kept faith with their Test team but made major changes to their Twenty20 squad ahead of a forthcoming home series against New Zealand.

Announcing the squads in Cape Town, selection convener Andrew Hudson said the Test side earned their vote of confidence when they confirmed their ranking as the world's number one Test team by defeating Australia earlier this month.

The squad for two Tests against New Zealand, in Cape Town from January 2 and Port Elizabeth from January 11 includes the 11 players who won the final Test against Australia in Perth as well as batsman Jacques Rudolph and fast bowler Rory Kleinveldt.

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