South Africa are scheduled to play two Test matches in New Zealand later this month. However, they have suffered a major blow in the form of Keegan Petersen. He has been ruled out after testing positive for COVID-19. The right-handed batter has been replaced with Zubayr Hamza.
Petersen was South Africa’s best batter in the three-match Test series against India. He was named the Player of the Series award for his exceptional batting. In 3 Tests, he amassed 276 runs at an average of 46. Cricket South Africa (CSA) revealed that he is asymptomatic. “Cricket South Africa’s medical team will keep in close contact with him to ensure his physical and mental well-being,” the CSA statement read according to Sport24.
Keegan’s replacement Zubayr Hamza has played five Tests matches, scoring 181 runs at an average of 18.1.