AB de Villiers and Morne Morkel will miss out South Africa”s upcoming two-Test series against New Zealand due to injury. Faf Du Plessis has been named as the stand-in skipper for the series. However, Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander have been declared fit after missing out majority of last season succumbing to injury. Furthermore, Wayne Parnell returns back to the squad after the Australia series in 2014. This gives Protea”s bowling line-up lot of options including Chris Morris, Kyle Abbott and Kasigo Rabada.
South Africa will surely miss AB De Villiers as he will not play in his first series since he was made permanent Test captain following the England series.