Sophie Devine takes over as New Zealand Captain

The hard-hitting all-rounder Sophie Devine has been appointed captain for both ODI and T20 series against South Africa. Devine has taken the charge as Amy Satterthwaite is on a break to give birth to her first child.

Sophie Devine
Sophie Devine. Pic Credits: WBBL

” I’m really proud and excited to lead the White Ferns. This is a team I’m deeply passionate about and to have the opportunity to help drive its future is a privilege … We’ve got a good mix of talent and experience in the group and I’m looking forward to leaning on my fellow senior players to try and build on the good work done by Amy and Suzie Bates” Said, Sophie Devine

White Ferns have announced their squad for the upcoming One-Day series against South Africa. New Zealand will play against South Africa in 3 ODI and 5 T20 series starting from January 25

The ODI squad announced has a potential debutant Jess Kerr who will play alongside her sister Amelia Kerr. Lea Tahuhu, the pace bowler, is missing from the squad who welcomed her child with Satterthwaite on 13 January

Coach Bob Carter is looking forward to work with the new captain.

“Sophie’s been an outstanding performer for the White Ferns for more than a decade now and we feel she’s ready to step up and lead this team, She has a sound understanding of the game and, most importantly, holds the respect of her fellow players. We believe the leadership can take her game to an even higher level. ” said, Coach Bob.

WHITE FERNS ODI squad:

Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Holly Huddleston, Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr (potential debut), Rosemary Mair, Katey Martin, Katie Perkins, Anna Peterson, Rachel Priest

Match details:

Jan 25, Sat

New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women, 1st ODI Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland

Jan 27, Mon

New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women, 2nd ODI Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland

Jan 30, Thu

New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women, 3rd ODI Seddon Park, Hamilton

Feb 02, Sun

New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women, 1st T20I Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

Feb 06, Thu

New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women, 2nd T20I Seddon Park, Hamilton

Feb 09, Sun

New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women, 3rd T20I Basin Reserve, Wellington

Feb 10, Mon

New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women, 4th T20I Basin Reserve, Wellington

Feb 13, Thu

New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women, 5th T20I  University Oval, Dunedin

Source: ICC